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Ohio Physical Therapy Identification and Notification

How can I use “Dr” in my title?

Whenever a physical therapist uses the title "Doctor," it is good practice for the therapist to make certain that other health professionals and the public know that the individual is a physical therapist.

For example, the therapist might say "Hello, my name is Dr. Doe, Physical Therapist." When a signature is required, the appropriate sequence for credentials is the therapist's name, followed by the regulatory designation (PT), followed by the degree. For example, an ID badge might read "Jane Doe, PT, DPT." A physical therapist who does not hold a doctoral degree may not use the title "Doctor."

Are there any specific requirements for posting notifications or licenses?

Licensees shall display the original license certificate at their principal place of business and shall have available at all locations of service delivery a copy of their current license information from the Ohio e-license center verification page (https://license.ohio.gov/lookup)

When does a PT have to notify the board of any information changes?

licensee shall notify the physical therapy section of any change of name, place of business or employment or mailing address within thirty (30) days after the change. Notification may be made by:

    • Mail;
    • Fax;
    • E-mail; or
    • Electronically by logging into the Ohio e-license system.


Ohio Admin. Code § 4755-23-05

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