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CS/HB 413 — Physical Therapy

by Health Quality Subcommittee; Reps. Hutson, Campbell, and others (CS/SB 536 by Health Policy Committee and Senator Detert)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Health Policy Committee (HP)

The bill amends the definition of the practice of physical therapy to authorize a physical therapist to implement a plan of treatment ordered for a patient by an advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP). The bill also makes several technical changes to the definition to improve readability.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2013.

Vote: Senate 37-0; House 115-0