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Wisconsin PT Direct Access and Referrals
A person may practice physical therapy only upon the written referral of a physician, physician assistant, chiropractor, dentist, podiatrist, or advanced practice nurse prescriber.
Written referral is not required if a physical therapist provides:
A written referral is not required to provide the following services, related to the work, home, leisure, recreational and educational environments:
Duty to Refer
A physical therapist shall refer a patient to an appropriate health care practitioner if the physical therapist has reasonable cause to believe that symptoms or conditions are present that require services beyond the scope of the practice of physical therapy.
Wis. Stat. 448.56
Wis. Admin. Code Trans. PT 6.01