Chapter 027

2007 -- S 0657 SUBSTITUTE A

Enacted 06/14/07

 

A N A C T

RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

          

     Introduced By: Senators Jabour, Moura, Miller, Perry, and McBurney

     Date Introduced: February 15, 2007

 

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

 

     SECTION 1. Section 5-40-10 of the General Laws in Chapter 5-40 entitled "Physical

Therapists" is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

     5-40-10. Expiration and renewal of licenses. Continuing education requirements

and expiration and renewal of licenses. -- (a) The certificate of every person licensed under the

provisions of this chapter shall expire on the first day of May of the next even year following the

date of original licensure. On or before the first day of March of each year, the administrator of

the division of professional regulation department shall mail an application for renewal of license

to every person to whom a license has been issued or renewed during the current licensure period.

Every licensed person who desires to renew his or her license shall provide satisfactory evidence

to the department that in the preceding two (2) years the practitioner has completed the twenty-

four (24) required continuing education hours as established by the department through rules and

regulations and shall file with the division of professional regulation department a renewal

application executed together with a renewal fee of sixty-two dollars and fifty cents ($62.50) for

physical therapists and fifty dollars ($50.00) for physical therapist assistants on or before the

thirty-first day of March of each even year. The department may extend for only one six (6)

month period these educational requirements if the department is satisfied that the applicant has

suffered hardship, which prevented meeting the educational requirement.

      (b) Upon receipt of the renewal application, and payment of the renewal fee, the

accuracy of the application shall be verified and the administrator of professional regulation

department shall grant a renewal license effective the second day of May, and expiring on the

first day of May of the next even year.

      (c) Any person who allows his or her license to lapse by failing to renew it on or before

the thirty-first day of March of the next even year, as provided in this section, may be reinstated

by the administrator of professional regulation department on payment of the current renewal fee

plus an additional fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00).

      (d) Any person using the title "physical therapist" or "physical therapist assistant" during

the time that his or her license has lapsed is subject to the penalties provided for violations in this

chapter.

 

     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.

     

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