Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants (216-RICR-40-05-13)

216-RICR-40-05-13 ACTIVE RULE

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13.4Physical Therapists/Licensing Requirements

13.5Physical Therapist Assistant / License Requirements

13.6Grounds for Denial, Suspension or Revocation, Violations, Procedure for Discipline

Title 216 Department of Health
Chapter 40 Professional Licensing and Facility Regulation
Subchapter 05 Professional Licensing
Part 13 Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants (216-RICR-40-05-13)
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Active
Effective 11/28/2023

Regulation Authority:

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-40-5

Purpose and Reason:

This regulation is being promulgated in response to a petition for rulemaking action and is proposing to add "Courses that have been presented, accepted, or approved by other state licensing boards of physical therapy" to the list of continuing education programs accepted by the Board.

The regulatory changes proposed in this filing are identical to the regulatory language currently in effect as of 08/01/2023. The effective version was originally noticed for public comment on 06/01/2023. During that public comment period, a technical error within the RICR system may have prevented comments submitted through RICR’s attachment field from being received by the agency. Any comments submitted directly through RICR’s text box option (with no attachments) or submitted directly to the agency were processed successfully. 

As a result of the technical error, the agency is repromulgating the regulatory changes (effective as of 08/01/2023) to ensure that the public has full access to submit public comments as originally intended. The regulatory language included in this notice redlines changes made in the most recent promulgation. The agency is noticing these changes for additional public comment.