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Oregon PT Direct Access
As a result of legislative changes effective January 1, 2014, a physical therapist is no longer required to limit treatment of a self-referred patient to sixty (60) days before having to refer the patient to a provider.
A physical therapist may initiate and provide physical therapy to a patient who is either self-referred or referred by a “provider of care”, defined as a medical doctor, osteopathic physician, chiropractic physician, podiatric physician and surgeon, naturopathic physician, dentist, physician assistant or nurse practitioner, as follows:
A physical therapist shall immediately refer a patient to a provider of care if the patient exhibits symptoms:
A licensed physical therapist shall immediately refer a person being treated by the licensed physical therapist to a provider of care if the person exhibits symptoms: