Telehealth Licensure Compact Goes Live for Physical Therapists

mHealth Intelligence, April 28, 2017

Physical therapists in 10 states will soon be able to use telehealth to expand their practices and give consumers more access to mobile healthcare services.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s signature on HB 1278 this week means 10 states have signed onto the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact, overseen by the Federation of State Boards for Physical Therapy (FSBPT). The compact makes it easier for therapists to be licensed in member states.

Washington joins Oregon, Montana, North Dakota, Utah, Arizona, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi as compact members. Five states – New Hampshire, North Carolina, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas – have seen compact legislation approved in one legislative chamber so far, and another three – Illinois, Florida and New Jersey – have introduced legislation.

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