SB 317 Modifies provisions relating to physician referral to physical therapists
Sponsor: Sater
LR Number: 1325S.02I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Professional Registration
Last Action: 3/13/2017 - Hearing Conducted S Professional Registration Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2017

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Current Bill Summary

SB 317 - Current law provides that a physician may not make a referral for physical therapy services if the physician has a financial relationship with the entity providing the services and certain financial arrangements are exempt from disciplinary action. Current law also provides that a physician is required to provide patients with a disclosure form where the physician acknowledges a pecuniary interest in the prescribed physical therapy treatment. This act adds to the list of exemptions from disciplinary action a situation where the patient or guardian has signed such disclosure form.