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Maine Physical Therapy Definitions
The Maine physical therapy legal and regulatory definitions.
“APTA”- The American Physical Therapy Association.
“ASI”- The Assessment Systems, Inc.
“Associate Degree”- The traditional degree given by an institution of higher learning after two years of undergraduate level work.
“Baccalaureate Degree”- The traditional degree given by an institution of higher learning after four years of undergraduate level work.
“Board” - The Maine Board of Examiners in Physical Therapy.
“Department” - The Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing and Registration.
“Direction” - Continuing verbal and written contact by a physical therapist with a physical therapist assistant including periodic on-site supervision adequate to ensure the safety and welfare of the patient.
“Federation” - The Federation of State Board’s of Physical Therapy.
“Person” - Any individual.
“PES” - The Professional Examination Service.
“Physical Therapist” - A person who practices physical therapy.
“Physical Therapist Assistant” - A person who assists in the practice of physical therapy.
“Practice of Physical Therapy” - 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.
“Referral” - The request of a doctor of medicine, surgery, osteopathy, podiatry or dentistry to a physical therapist to accept one of his patients for treatment.
“TOELF” - The Test of English as a Foreign Language.
“TSE-P” - The Test of Spoken English for Professionals.
“TWE” - The Test of Written English.
32 MRSA §3111
02 393 Me. Code R. Ch. 1
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