Pre-Application Determination

Louisiana Physical Therapy Board may use the criminal convictions of applicants as a basis for denial of an application for licensure. The Board is required to consider the following factors in deciding whether to grant a license to an applicant with one or more criminal convictions: 

  1. the nature and seriousness of the offense(s);
  2. the nature of the specific duties and responsibilities for which the license is required;
  3. the amount of time that has passed since the conviction(s);
  4. facts relevant to the circumstances of the offense(s), including any aggravating or mitigating circumstances or social conditions surrounding the commission of the offence(s); and
  5. evidence of rehabilitation or treatment undertaken by the person since the conviction(s). 

Applicants for licensure do have the right to petition for a pre-application eligibility determination prior to meeting the general qualifications for a license. The Pre-Application Determination form must be completed and submitted with the appropriate documentation. 

For more information, please review relevant Louisiana statutes and board rules: La. R.S. 37:35; La. R.S. 37:2409; La. R.S. 37:2413; La. R.S. 37:2950, and LAC 46:LIV §151(E) and (F).

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