Therapeutic and Technical Services: Physical Therapists

ORS 688.020
License required to practice physical therapy or use designation


(1)

Unless a person is a licensed physical therapist or holds a permit issued under ORS 688.110 (Temporary permit), a person shall not:

(a)

Practice physical therapy; or

(b)

Use in connection with the name of the person the words or letters, “P.T.”, “R.P.T.”, “L.P.T.”, “physical therapist”, “physiotherapist” or any other letters, words, abbreviations or insignia indicating that the person is a physical therapist, or purports to be a physical therapist.

(2)

Unless a person holds a license as a physical therapist assistant, a person shall not:

(a)

Practice as a physical therapist assistant; or

(b)

Use in connection with the name of the person the words or letters, “L.P.T.A.”, “P.T.A.”, “physical therapist assistant”, “licensed physical therapist assistant”, or any other letters, words, abbreviations or insignia indicating that the person is a physical therapist assistant or purports to be a physical therapist assistant.

(3)

Subsections (1) and (2) of this section do not apply to an individual who is authorized to practice as a physical therapist, or work as a physical therapist assistant, by compact privilege as defined in ORS 688.240 (Physical Therapy Licensure Compact). [1959 c.461 §2; 1965 c.314 §2; 1969 c.339 §2; 1971 c.585 §2; 1975 c.111 §2; 2016 c.13 §4]

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