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Maine PT Scope of Practice
How is physical therapy defined in Maine?
"Practice of physical therapy" means the rendering or offering to render any service involving physical therapy for a fee, salary or other compensation, monetary or otherwise, paid directly or indirectly.
What is included in the practice of physical therapy?
The practice of physical therapy includes:
What is specifically excluded from the practice?
Are there any special trainings or requirements?
Finger Stick Blood Test: A person licensed as a physical therapist may, as part of an evaluation of a person in preparation for treatment by the physical therapist, perform a finger stick blood test in the person's home to assess blood clotting levels of that person. If a person licensed as a physical therapist performs a finger stick blood test pursuant to this section, that person shall communicate the test results to the prescribing health care practitioner. Only the health care practitioner may interpret the test results, determine whether a change is needed in the person's plan of care and make decisions with respect to medication adjustments.
Maine PT Dry Needling
Me. Stat. tit. 31 § 45-3111-A