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Ohio Physical Therapy Military Service Provisions
Temporary License for Military Spouse
An individual whose spouse is on active military duty in this state is eligible for a temporary military spousal license to practice as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in Ohio.
An application for a temporary military spousal license shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
A temporary military spousal license shall expire six (6) months after the date of issuance and is not renewable.
Waiver of Application Fee
The fee to submit an application in accordance with rule 4755-23-04 of the Administrative Code shall be waived if the full license is issued prior to the expiration date of the temporary military spousal license.
Military Provisions Related to Licensure.
“Armed forces” means:
“Member” means any person who is serving in the armed forces.
“Veteran” means any person who has completed service in the armed forces, who has been discharged under honorable conditions or who has been transferred to the reserve with evidence of satisfactory service.
Eligibility for Licensure
The following military programs of training, military primary specialties, and lengths of service are substantially equivalent to or exceed the educational and experience requirements for licensure as a:
Military Programs of Training
An individual serving in a military primary specialty must be a graduate of a physical therapist program accredited by the commission on accreditation in physical therapy education (CAPTE) to serve in that specialty or attend the “United States Army Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy (School 083; Course 6-250-C18-65B).”
Military primary specialties
Lengths of service
There are no minimal lengths of service that would be substantially equivalent to or exceed the educational and experience requirements for licensure as a physical therapist.
Physical Therapy Assistant
Military Programs of Training
The following program at the medical education and training campus at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, is substantially equivalent to the educational requirements for licensure as a physical therapist assistant, provided that the applicant completed one of the bridge programs.
Military Primary Specialties
Lengths of Service
There are no minimal lengths of service that would be substantially equivalent to or exceed the educational and experience requirements for licensure as a physical therapist assistant.
A licensee whose license expired due to the licensee’s service in the armed forces shall be eligible for renewal of the expired license if the following conditions are met:
This applies to a licensee who has been a member of the armed forces who has served on active duty for a period in excess of thirty-one (31) days.
A licensee may submit an application to the board requesting an extension of the current continuing education reporting period.
Determining Fulfillment of Continuing Education
Waiver of the License Application Fee
The application fee shall be waived for an applicant who is a current member of the armed forces.
The board’s applications shall include a question to identify if the applicant is a member of the armed forces, a veteran, or a spouse or surviving spouse of a member of the armed forces or veteran. This status shall be stored in the licensing system.
When the board receives an application from an individual, the processing of that application shall be prioritized, with a goal of ensuring that a license is issued the same day that the application is complete.
Ohio Admin. Code 4755-23-16
Ohio Admin. Code 4755-23-17