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Massachusetts Physical Therapy Referrals

When a referral relationship exists, the physical therapist will provide ongoing communication with the licensed referring practitioner regarding changes in plans of care, treatment programs, and termination of services.

When there is no practitioner referral, the physical therapist must refer to a licensed practitioner of medicine, dentistry, or podiatry if symptoms are present of which physical therapy is contraindicated or which symptoms are indicative of conditions for which treatment is outside the scope of practice of the physical therapist.


259 CMR 5.05

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