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Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Temporary Permits

Physical Therapists

Upon the submission of an application as provided by the board, the board shall issue a temporary license to an applicant for licensure who has met all of the educational requirements and who is eligible to take the examination. The board shall issue only one temporary license to an applicant, and such temporary license shall expire upon failure of the first examination or six (6) months after the date of issue, whichever first occurs. Issuance by the board of a temporary license shall permit the applicant to practice physical therapy only while under the direct on-premises supervision of a licensed physical therapist with at least two years of experience. Upon expiration, the temporary license shall be promptly returned by the applicant to the board.

Work only under the direct on premises supervision of a licensed physical therapist with at least two (2) years of experience.

Physical Therapy Assistants

Upon the submission of an application, as provided by the board, the board shall issue a temporary certificate to an applicant for certification who has met all of the education requirements and who is eligible to take the examination. The board shall issue only one temporary certificate to an applicant, and the temporary certificate shall expire upon failure of the first examination or six months after the date of issue, whichever first occurs. Issuance by the board of a temporary certificate shall permit the applicant to provide physical therapy acts and services only while under the direct on-premises supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Upon expiration, the temporary certificate shall be promptly returned by the applicant to the board.

In case of failure of the first examination, the applicant for certification shall have, after the expiration of sixty (60) days and within one year from the first failure, the privilege of a second examination. The board may adopt regulations governing the eligibility of applicants who have failed to pass two examinations in order to be admitted to subsequent examinations.

A temporary certificate may not be renewed or extended beyond its expiration. The holder of a temporary certificate shall return the certificate to the Board within ten (10) days after its expiration.

The holder of a temporary certificate may provide services as a physical therapist assistant only under the direct on-premises supervision of a licensed physical therapist.

Citation

63 P. S. § 6

63 P. S. § 9.1

49 Pa. Code § 40.22

49 Pa. Code § 40.166

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