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02-393
Board of Examiners in Physical Therapy
2002-2003 Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-393
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional & Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing & Registration, Board of Examiners in Physical Therapy

CONTACT PERSON: Geraldine L. Betts, Board Administrator, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0035. Tel. (207) 624-8625

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2002-2003 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY: The Board may amend rules pertaining to foreign trained applicants. All rules pertaining to licensing requirements and the code of professional practice will be reviewed and updated as may be necessary. Outdated or duplicative rules that may exist in rules established by the Office of Licensing and Registration as authorized by 10 MRSA §8003 will be repealed.

CHAPTER 1: Definitions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §3 112(5)(C)
PURPOSE: Defines terms used throughout the Board's rules.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 3: Licensure Requirement for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§ 3112(5)(A, B, &C), 3114-A and 3116
PURPOSE: Establish requirements for issuance of a license to practice physical therapy, including application, education, experience, and references.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 4: Standards for Supervision of Physical Therapist Assistants and Physical Therapy Aids
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§ 3112(5)(C) and 3113-B(6)
PURPOSE: Establish standards by which physical therapist assistants and physical therapy aids will be supervised.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 5: Enforcement and Disciplinary Procedures
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA § 3112(5)
PURPOSE: Establish enforcement and disciplinary procedures, including grounds for discipline and clarification of terms.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 6: Code of Ethics
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§ 3112(5)(C, E, F, and G) and 3117-A
PURPOSE: Set standards of professional practice of physical therapy.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated

CHAPTER 7: Fees
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§ 3112(5)(C and D) and 3114-A(2)(B)
PURPOSE: Establish fees assessed for application and licensing of physical therapists and assistants. The Board may repeal this rule in the event that fees are established directly by the Director of the Office of Licensing and Registration in Chapter 10 of the Rules of the Office of Licensing and Registration pursuant to 10 MRSA §8003(2-A)(D).
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Within 180 days
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not Contemplated


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