2007 -- H 5763 SUBSTITUTE A
A N A C T
RELATING TO BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONS - PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
Introduced By: Representatives Lewiss, Handy, Costantino, Kennedy, and Ginaitt
Date Introduced: February 28, 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:
Expiration and renewal of licenses. – Continuing education
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
original licensure. On or before the first day of March of each year, 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
and shall file with
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
of the application shall be verified and the
administrator of professional
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
of professional regulation department on payment of the current
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
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.