TITLE 5
Businesses and Professions

CHAPTER 5-40
Physical Therapists

SECTION 5-40-9


§ 5-40-9 Right of use of the title of physical therapist.

(a) To safeguard the welfare and health of the people of the state, it is unlawful for any person to represent himself or herself as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in this state or to use any title, abbreviation, sign, or device to indicate that the person is a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant unless this person has been licensed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

(b) Any person who holds a license to practice physical therapy in this state has the right to use the title "physical therapist" and abbreviation "P.T." No other person may assume the title or use the abbreviation P.T. or other words, or letters, signs, figures, or devices to indicate that the person using the title is a physical therapist.

(c) The abbreviation "G.P.T." shall be used to identify a "graduate physical therapist".

(d) Any person who holds a license as a physical therapist assistant in this state has the right to use the title "physical therapist assistant". No other person may assume the title or other words, or letters, signs, figures, or devices to indicate that the person using the title is a physical therapist assistant.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1982, ch. 261, § 2; P.L. 1988, ch. 359, § 1.)