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65-2914. Fraud or deception in application for license; scope of authorized treatment. (a) No person shall employ fraud or deception in applying for or securing a license as a physical therapist.

(b) A person licensed under this act as a physical therapist shall not treat ailments or other health conditions of human beings other than by physical therapy unless duly licensed or registered to provide such treatment under the laws of this state.

(c) A person certified under this act as a physical therapist assistant shall not treat ailments or other health conditions of human beings except under the direction of a physical therapist duly licensed under this act. The word "direction" as used in this subsection (c) shall mean that the physical therapist shall see all patients initially and evaluate them periodically except in those cases in a hospital setting when the physical therapist is not immediately available, the physical therapist assistant may initiate patient care after telephone contact with the physical therapist for documented instruction. The physical therapist must then evaluate the patient and establish a plan of treatment as soon as possible with a minimum weekly review.

(d) Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a class B misdemeanor.

History: L. 1963, ch. 318, § 14; L. 1973, ch. 253, § 12; L. 1983, ch. 215, § 13; L. 1990, ch. 228, § 1; L. 2003, ch. 128, § 11; April 1, 2004.

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