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New York PT Limited Permits for PTAs

The department shall issue a limited permit to an applicant who meets all requirements for admission to the certification examination.

Supervision

All practice under a limited permit shall be under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist in a public hospital, an incorporated hospital or clinic, a licensed proprietary hospital, a licensed nursing home, a public health agency, a recognized public or non-public school setting, the office of a licensed physical therapist, or in the civil service of the state or political subdivision thereof.

Supervision of a permittee by a licensed physical therapist shall be on-site supervision and not necessarily direct personal supervision.

Duration

Limited permits shall be for six (6) months and the department may for justifiable cause renew a limited permit provided that no applicant shall practice under any limited permit for more than a total of one year.

Renewal

The department may renew a limited permit for a physical therapist assistant based upon:

    • Satisfactory evidence of extenuating circumstances which prevented the permittee from taking the licensing examination; or a demonstrated need for additional clinical training under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist; and
    • Documentation that the permittee is affirmatively pursuing licensure by maintaining active examination and licensure applications; and
    • Completion of an application for renewal of a physical therapist assistant limited permit and payment of the fee.

Renewal of a limited permit shall not be granted if the permittee is the subject of a pending professional misconduct proceeding or if the department determines that there is a reasonable basis for a professional misconduct proceeding against the permittee, as provided in title VIII of the Education Law.

On-site supervision of permittees shall mean that the supervising physical therapist is in the same facility and readily available to the permittee.

Fee

The fee for each limited permit and for each renewal shall be fifty ($50) dollars.

Citation

N.Y. EDN Law 136 §6741-a

NYCCR §77.8

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