|SB 0980||Revises reciprocal licensing procedures for physical therapists|
|LR Number:||3691L.07C||Fiscal Note:||3691-07|
|Committee:||Public Health and Welfare|
|Last Action:||07/12/02 - Vetoed by Governor||Journal page:|
|Title:||HCS SCS SB 980|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2002|
HCS/SCS/SB 980 - This act revises the licensure procedures for physical therapist applicants who are licensed in another state. This act removes the requirement that the laws of the state in which the applicant is already licensed must be substantially equal to or greater than the licensure laws of Missouri. Applicants must, instead, show proof that their degree is either approved by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)or equivalent to such a degree. Applicants must also show English proficiency.
Currently, the Board must deny licensure to any applicant
who has failed any physical therapist licensing examination three
or more times. This act removes this restriction.