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Utah PT Administering Drugs

A licensed physical therapist may purchase, store, and administer topical and aerosol medications that require a prescription.

A licensed physical therapist may purchase, store, and administer:

  • Topically applied medicinal agents, including steroids and analgesics, for wound care and for musculoskeletal treatment, using iontophoresis or phonorphoresis; and
  • Aerosols for pulmonary hygiene in an institutional setting, if a licensed respiratory therapist is not available in, or within a ten (10) mile radius of, the institution.

A licensed physical therapist may only purchase, store, or administer a medication described in this section pursuant to a written prescription issued by a practitioner who is licensed to prescribe that medication.

Physical therapist are not authorized to dispense prescription drugs.


Utah Admin Code r. 58-24b-403

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