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New Jersey Physical Therapy Temporary Permits

Temporary License for Visiting PTs and PTAs

Any person having made application to the Board for the issuance of a temporary license to practice as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in this State on a temporary basis to assist in a medical emergency, in an American Physical Therapy Association approved residency or fellowship, or to engage in a special project or teaching assignment relating to the practice of physical therapy, may be issued a temporary visiting license without examination, which shall remain valid for a period not to exceed one (1) year, provided that said person can demonstrate to the Board that he or she is licensed, registered or otherwise authorized to engage in the practice of physical therapy in another state or jurisdiction and that permitting his or her practice in this State would not be inconsistent with the public interest.

A temporary visiting license, upon its expiration, may be renewed, at the discretion of the Board, for an additional year. Any holder of a temporary visiting license shall advise the Board if his or her authority to engage in the practice of physical therapy is revoked, suspended or otherwise limited by any state, agency or authority.

Temporary Visiting PTAs – Supervision and Responsibilities

A temporary visiting licensed physical therapist assistant shall not render care unless the temporary visiting license holder receives direct supervision from his or her designated supervising licensed physical therapist.

A temporary visiting licensed physical therapist assistant shall obtain the signature of the supervising licensed physical therapist indicating that the supervising licensed physical therapist reviewed the plan of care with the temporary visiting licensed physical therapist assistant and the date when that review took place. The supervising licensed physical therapist's signature in the patient record shall serve as evidence that the plan of care has been reviewed with the temporary visiting licensed physical therapist assistant by the supervising licensed physical therapist.

At least once every thirty (30) days after the initial review of a new or revised plan of care with the supervising licensed physical therapist, the temporary visiting licensed physical therapist assistant shall document in the patient record that the patient's progress and plan of care has been reviewed with the supervising licensed physical therapist, including the dates when those reviews took place. Such documentation may be incorporated into progress notes or treatment notes written by the supervising licensed physical therapist and the temporary visiting licensed physical therapist assistant and does not require separate or additional notes.

Citation

N.J.S.A. § 45:9-37.29

N.J.A.C. § 13:39A-6.1

N.J.A.C. § 13:39A-6.2


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