Emergency Law Inventory | Full Law Text

Law Number

Ga Comp R & Regs r 490-12-.01

Summary Title

License Reciprocity: Physical Therapist


When an emergency declaration is in effect, an out-of-state licensed physical therapist can provide physical therapy services within the state for up to 60 days during a 12 month period.

Full Title

Practice of physical therapy during a declared natural disaster

Full Text

(1) Pursuant to O.C.G.A. ยง 43-33-11, a person currently licensed in another state who is present in the state of Georgia to provide physical therapy services during a declared local, jurisdictional, or national disaster or emergency may do so without penalty for a period not to exceed a total of 60 days during any 12 month period provided that the practice of physical therapy is not contrary to the laws, rules and regulations governing this state. (2) Upon discovering that a physical therapist has violated any laws, rules and regulations of this state or continued to practice in the state of Georgia beyond 60 days during any 12 month period, the Board shall have the authority issue a cease and desist order prohibiting the practice of physical therapy without a license.