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Georgia Physical Therapy License Exemptions

Graduate Education Programs

Any person enrolled in a course of study designed to develop advanced physical therapy skills when the physical therapy activities are required as part of an educational program sponsored by an educational institution approved by the board and are conducted under the supervision of a physical therapist licensed under this chapter. If such person provides physical therapy services outside the scope of the educational program, he or she shall then be required to be licensed in accordance with this chapter;

Employment by Federal Government or Military

A physical therapist licensed in another state or country or employed by the United States government conducting a teaching or clinical demonstration in connection with an academic or continuing education program;

Any person employed as a physical therapist or as a physical therapist assistant by the United States government if such person provides physical therapy services solely under the direction or control of the employing organization. If such person shall engage in the practice of physical therapy or as a physical therapist assistant outside the course and scope of such employment, he or she shall then be required to be licensed in accordance with this chapter;

Short Term Practice

A person currently licensed in another state who is present in this state for treatment of a temporary sojourner only, such treatment in this state not to exceed a total of sixty (60) days during any twelve (12) month period;

Emergency or Disaster

A person currently licensed in another state who is present in this state providing physical therapy services during a declared local, jurisdictional, or national disaster or emergency, such services not to exceed a total of sixty (60) days during any twelve (12) month period.

Citation

O.C.G.A ยง 43-33-11


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