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Pennsylvania Physical Therapy License Exemptions
Employment by Federal Government or Military
An individual employed by an agency, bureau or division of the Federal Government who is discharging official duties is not subject to this act. However, if the individual engages in the practice of physical therapy outside the scope of official duties, the individual must meet the educational requirements and be licensed or certified.
Short Term Practice
A physical therapist holding an unrestricted license in another jurisdiction of the United States or credentialed in another country, if that individual by contract or employment is providing physical therapy to individuals affiliated with or employed by established athletic teams, athletic organizations or performing arts companies temporarily practicing, competing or performing in this Commonwealth, may perform physical therapy for no more than 60 days within a consecutive 12-month period.
Emergency or Disaster
A physical therapist holding an unrestricted license in another jurisdiction of the United States or credentialed in another country may enter this Commonwealth to provide physical therapy during a declared State or national disaster. This exemption applies for no more than 60 days within a consecutive 12-month period following the declaration of the emergency. In order to be eligible for this exemption, the physical therapist shall notify the board of their intent to practice.
63 P. S. § 4