104 Fairlane Drive
Lafayette, LA 70507
Phone: 337.262.1043
Fax: 337.262.1054
Intra-State Toll Free: 888.400.9110

Welcome to the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board...

Department of Health and Hospitals

The Louisiana Physical Therapy Board was created within the Department of Health and Human Resources. The Board consists of seven members who shall be appointed by the Governor.

This board is legislatively mandated to license and regulate the physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who wish to work in Louisiana. The Board is mandated to interpret the scope of practice for physical therapy, write regulations, and discipline licensees who have violated the law. The most important function of the Board is to protect the citizens of Louisiana.

Latest News

Action Item: 2015 Renewals

If you renewed in 2015, remember to verify that your information is correct on the website and on the wallet card that you received in the mail. If you notice any errors, contact the board office for assistance.

AG Opinion: Dry Needling

The Attorney General issued an opinion stating that it is within the scope of practice for physical therapists to practice dry needling.

The Attorney General Opinion on Dry Needling is on the website: http://www.lpta.org/news.html Here is the direct link to the document: http://www.lpta.org/pdf/Opinion%2014-0216.pdf

APTA-Sponsored vs. APTA-Hosted Courses

Please note that an APTA-sponsored course is acceptable as CEU credit when renewing your license. Licensees must verify that APTA courses are approved by checking our website. You must contact the LPTA or APTA to determine that the course is an APTA-sponsored and not APTA-hosted course.

CEUs for Renewing Your License

All 30 hours required for renewing your license must be board-approved. Search here for board-approved courses: http://www.laptboard.org/coned/approvedcourses/

Review Rule 194 for Biennial Requirements for renewing your license.

Still Need Ethics? Here is a free 2 credit course offered by APTA and approved by the board: http://www.apta.org/Courses/Online/NavigatingCompliance/

Online Renewal Form

If you are having trouble with the online renewal form, please try using the Google Chrome browser. This solution has been successful for nearly all licensees. Here is a link to access the form: https://www.laptboard.org/forms/licenserenewal/

2015 Shreveport Jurisprudence

Thursday July 16, 2015

Centenary College of Louisiana

Anderson Auditorium

2911 Centenary Blvd.

Shreveport, LA 71104

6:00pm - 8:00pm

To Register Email: Sirwana@laptboard.org

Live vs. Online CEUs

There has been some confusion about what is considered a "traditional" course. A webinar is not considered to be live/traditional because you are not participating in the classroom in the presence of the instructor. Webinars are considered "distance learning" and will be counted against the 15 hours permitted for distance learning hours (online, webinars, home study). If an instructor tells you otherwise, please be advised that you are being misinformed.

Verification of a Drug or Device Supplier

To verify that your Legend (prescription) drug or device supplier is licensed in Louisiana, please visit:


1) Visit the link above

2) Type in the name of your supplier and click "Lookup"

3) Check to see if your supplier is displayed on the list

4) If you supplier is on the displayed list, expand the selection and print a copy for your records as proof of due diligence

5) If your supplier is NOT on the displayed list, then the prescription drug or device supplier is not authorized (licensed) to sell or distribute in or into the State of Louisiana.

April Board Meeting Notice

April Board Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 9:30am to be held at 104 Fairlane Drive, Lafayette, LA 70507.

Thursday, April 30th (8:00am ı 9:00am; Legiscon Training)

9:30am Agenda Call to Order, Al Moreau, III 9:35am Minutes March board meeting minutes 9:45am Reports of Officers/Board Office Chairmanıs Report Louisiana FARB Training in May 2015 Treasurerıs Report Balance Sheet Income Statement Executive Directorıs Report Licensing Update Architecture Plans 11:00am Old Business PT/PTA Conference ı Face-to-Face and Physically Present interpretation Medication Review ı Reconsider board statement to Sarah Meyers DOT Physicals ı Revised Letter to Elaine Papp Legal opinion on licenseesı privacy rights in sharing email addresses AG Opinion Request on Industry Letter from Board to DHH Home Health Standards

12:00pm Legal Report Telehealth

1:00pm Reports of Special Committees CEU Committee Declaratory Statement Legislative Task Force

2:00pm New Business Correspondences

2:30pm Executive Session Monitoring Consent Orders

3:30pm Adjournment


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