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Kansas PT Dry Needling
Dry Needling Course Requirements
Dry needling shall be performed only by a PT who is competent by education and training to perform dry needling as specified in this regulation. Online study and self-study for dry needling instruction shall not be considered appropriate training
Each PT who does not obtain dry needling education and training as part of that individual's graduate or postgraduate education shall be required to successfully complete a dry needling course approved by the board in order to perform dry needling. Each dry needling course shall include a practical examination and a written examination
Each dry needling course shall include the following components:
Each dry needling course shall be taught by a licensed healthcare provider who meets the following requirements:
Each PT taking a dry needling course shall be required to obtain a passing score on all written and practical examinations given in the dry needling course. Each PT shall obtain a certificate or other documentation from the provider of the dry needling course specifying what anatomical regions were covered in the dry needling course and that the PT passed all examinations.
Each dry needling course shall provide sufficient instruction to ensure that each student is able to demonstrate minimum adequate competency in the following:
After completion of a board-approved dry needling course, each physical therapist shall be required to complete 200 patient treatment sessions of dry needling before taking each successive course in dry needling. Each physical therapist shall complete all foundation-level courses before proceeding to an advanced-level course
Dry needling shall be performed solely for conditions that fall under the physical therapy scope of practice. Each PT performing dry needling shall perform dry needling only in the anatomical region of training completed by the PT. Each PT who performs dry needling shall do so in a manner consistent with generally acceptable standards of practice.
Each PT who performs dry needling shall obtain written informed consent from each patient before performing dry needling on the patient. A separate informed consent shall be required for each anatomical region treated by the PT.
The informed consent shall include the following:
The informed consent shall be maintained in the patient's treatment record.
Each PT who performs dry needling shall maintain a specific procedure note in each patient's record for each dry needling session. The procedure note shall include the following for each session:
A PT shall not delegate dry needling.
K.A.R. § 100-29-18
K.A.R. § 100-29-19
K.A.R. § 100-29-20