Physical therapists; allows patients to seek treatment therefrom. (SB1305)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health professions; direct access to physical therapists. Allows patients to seek treatment from a licensed physical therapist, who also holds a certain certificate, without a referral when the following conditions are met: (i) the patient, at the time of presentation to a physical therapist, is not under the care of a physician; (ii) the patient identifies a practitioner from whom he intends to seek treatment if his condition does not improve; (iii) the patient gives written consent for the physical therapist to release all relevant personal health information and treatment records to the identified practitioner; and (iv) the physical therapist notifies the identified practitioner no later than three days after treatment commences and provides the practitioner with a copy of the initial evaluation along with a copy of the patient history obtained by the physical therapist. The bill also contains requirements for a certificate allowing physical therapists to provide such services. Read the Bill »


02/19/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072477776
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2007Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/18/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1305)
01/26/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/29/2007Read second time
01/29/2007Reading of amendments waived
01/29/2007Committee amendments agreed to
01/29/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1305E
01/29/2007Printed as engrossed 072477776-E
01/30/2007Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
01/30/2007Communicated to House
02/02/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1305E)
02/03/2007Placed on Calendar
02/03/2007Read first time
02/03/2007Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/08/2007Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2007Read second time
02/12/2007Read third time
02/12/2007Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1305ER)
02/14/2007Signed by President
02/14/2007Signed by Speaker
02/16/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1305ER)
02/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 9 (effective 7/1/07)
03/13/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0009)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2087.