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50 State Survey Dry Needling

Alabama

Yes - Physical therapists can perform dry needling in Alabama

October 23, 2007: Board Minutes: Acupuncture & Dry Needling does fall within the scope of practice for physical therapy.

Alaska

Yes - Physical therapists can perform dry needling in Alaska

Arizona

Yes - Physical therapists can perform dry needling in Arizona

Arizona Physical Therapy Dry Needling

Arkansas

Yes - Physical therapists can perform dry needling in Arkansas

Board minutes: https://www.arptb.org/pdf/07-31-14_Minutes.pdf

California

No – Physical therapists cannot perform dry needling in California

California Court Issues Temporary Injunction Stopping Companies from “Dry Needling” in California and Enjoining Sales of “Myotech Dry Needles”

Colorado

Yes - Physical therapists can perform dry needling in Colorado

Colorado Physical Therapy Dry Needling

Connecticut

Not Addressed

Delaware

Yes - Physical therapists can perform dry needling in Delaware

24 Del. Law § 2602

DC

Yes - Physical therapists can perform dry needling in DC

District of Columbia Municipal Regulations Title 17, Chapter 67, Physical Therapy

Florida

No – Physical therapists cannot perform dry needling in Florida

Florida rules on dry needling after a Florida State judge ruled against the practice

Georgia

Yes - Physical therapists can perform dry needling in Georgia

Georgia Physical Therapy Dry Needling

Hawaii

No – Physical therapists cannot perform dry needling in Hawaii

Legislation allowing the practice of dry needling are on hold

Idaho

Yes – Physical therapists can perform dry needling in Idaho

Proposed Rule on Dry Needling

Illinois

Yes – Physical therapists can perform dry needling in Illinois

Illinois Physical Therapy Dry Needling

Indiana

Not clear

Iowa

Yes – Physical therapists can perform dry needling in Iowa

Iowa Appeals Court Declaration

Kansas

Yes – Physical therapists can perform dry needling in Kansas

KAR 65-2923

Kentucky

Yes – Physical therapists can perform dry needling in Kentucky

Kentucky Physical Therapy Dry Needling

Louisiana

Yes – Physical therapists can perform dry needling in Louisiana

La. R.S. 37:2405 A(8)

La. Admin. Code Rule § 311

Maine

Yes – Physical therapists can perform dry needling in Maine

Recommended Guideline for the Practice of Dry Needling by Licensed Physical Therapist

Report on Dry Needling and Continuing Education Requirements - Accepted by the Board 1/12/2018

Maine Board of Examiners in Physical Therapy Advisory Ruling on Dry Needling effective - June 17, 2016

Maryland

Yes – Physical therapists can perform dry needling in Maryland

Maryland Physical Therapy Dry Needling

Massachusetts

Not stated

Michigan

Not stated

Minnesota

Not stated

Mississippi

Yes - Physical therapists can perform dry needling in Mississippi

Mississippi Board Section on Dry Needling

Missouri

Not stated

Montana

Yes - Physical therapists can perform dry needling in Montana

Montana PT Board rules

Nebraska

Yes - Physical therapists can perform dry needling in Nebraska

Nebraska AG Opinion

Nevada

Yes - Physical therapists can perform dry needling in Nevada

Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Statement

New Hampshire

Yes - Physical therapists can perform dry needling in New Hampshire

Board FAQs

New Jersey

No – Physical therapists cannot perform dry needling in New Jersey

New Mexico

Yes - Physical therapists can perform dry needling in New Mexico

New York

No – Physical therapists cannot perform dry needling in New York

North Carolina

Yes - Physical therapists can perform dry needling in North Carolina

NC Board of PT Examiners – Declaratory Ruling regarding Dry Needling

The North Carolina Supreme Court Decision NCALB vs. NCBPTE – 12-07-18

North Dakota

Yes - Physical therapists can perform dry needling in North Dakota

Ohio

Yes - Physical therapists can perform dry needling in Ohio

Oklahoma

Maybe

Board site contains Analysis of Competencies for Dry Needling by Physical Therapists

Oregon

No – Physical therapists cannot perform dry needling in Oregon

From the Oregon Department of Justice May 19, 2017:

The Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board asks a question about the scope of practice of its licensees.  Below we set out that question and our short answer, followed by a discussion.  

Question: is the practice of "dry needling" within the scope of practice of a physical therapist licensed in Oregon?

Short Answer: No

Pennsylvania

No – Physical therapists cannot perform dry needling on Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Yes – Physical therapists can perform dry needling in Rhode Island

South Carolina

Yes – Physical therapists can perform dry needling in South Carolina

South Dakota

Yes – Physical therapists can perform dry needling in South Carolina

S.D. Law. 36-10-53

S.D. Reg. 20:66:04

Tennessee

Yes – Physical therapists can perform dry needling in Tennessee

Tennessee PT Dry Needling 

Texas

Yes – Physical therapists can practice dry needling in Texas

Attorney General opinion supporting dry needling

Utah

Yes – Physical therapists can practice dry needling in Utah

Utah Code 58-24b-505

Vermont

Yes - Physical therapists can practice dry needling in Vermont

Virginia

Yes – Physical Therapists can perform dry needling in Virginia

Virginia PT Dry Needling

Washington

No - Physical Therapists cannot perform dry needling in Washington

West Virginia

Yes – Physical Therapists can perform dry needling in West Virginia

Wisconsin

Yes – Physical Therapists can perform dry needling in Wisconsin

Wyoming

Yes – Physical Therapists can perform dry needling in Wyoming


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