Board Statements

The Use of Ultrasound in Physical Therapy Practice in Louisiana
The board addresses the question, "Is the use of ultrasound within the scope of practice of physical therapy?"
March 22, 2017

Wallet Cards Discontinued
At the board meeting held on February 15, 2017, the Board voted to discontinue the issuance of wallet cards following renewals or initial licensure.  License status may be verified on the Board's website by using the search option on the Home page, or by logging in to your Dashboard.
February 15, 2017

Can physical therapists review medication?
In response to numerous inquiries from licensees in the home health workplace setting, the Board replies to the question, “Can physical therapists review medication?”
February 15, 2017

Rule Changes Effective 08/20/2016
Course Review Requirements and Fees Changes for Course Sponsors, Initial License Application, and License Renewal.
August 20, 2016

Can physical therapists make a diagnosis?
In response to numerous inquiries from licensees, the Board replies to the question, “Can physical therapists make a diagnosis?”
July 7, 2016

Direct Access Law Passed
Did you know you no longer need a referral to begin physical therapy treatment?  On June 6, 2016, Senate Bill No. 291, amending the Louisiana Physical Therapy Practice Act found at La. R.S. 37:2418 et seq., became law allowing patients direct access to physical therapy.
June 6, 2016

Return to Play
The board clarifies whether or not it is within the scope of the practice for physical therapists to provide wellness and injury management on the sidelines of school-sponsored athletic activities.