Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

27 V.I.C. 165l(b)(6)

Summary Title

License Reciprocity: Physical Therapist Responding to Declared Emergency


When an emergency declaration is in effect, an out-of-state licensed physical therapist, who notifies the Virgin Islands Board of Physical Therapy of their intent to practice, can provide physical therapy services for up to 60 days without complying with Virgin Islands licensure requirements.

Full Title

Exemptions from licensure

Full Text

(b) The following persons are exempt from the licensure requirements of this subchapter when engaged in the following activities: . . . . (6) A physical therapist who is licensed in a jurisdiction of the United States and who enters the Territory to provide physical therapy during a declared local or national disaster or emergency. This exemption applies for no longer than 60 days following the declaration of the emergency. In order to be eligible for this exemption the physical therapist shall notify the Board of their intent to practice.