WSR 05-06-020

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Board of Physical Therapy)

[ Filed February 22, 2005, 3:07 p.m. , effective March 25, 2005 ]


Purpose: The proposed rules recognizes the standards of the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) for the approval of physical therapy schools. CAPTE is recognized nationwide as the accreditation body for physical therapy schools.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-915-100 Approved physical therapy schools.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.74.023.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 04-20-053 on October 1, 2004.

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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: November 16, 2004.

Sam Stockton, PT, Chair

Board of Physical Therapy

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 103B, filed 12/21/90, effective 1/31/91)

WAC 246-915-100   Approved physical therapy schools.   The board adopts the standards of the American Physical Therapy Association's Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education for the approval of physical therapy schools. Individuals who have a baccalaureate degree in physical therapy or who have a baccalaureate degree and a certificate or advanced degree from an institution of higher learning accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association's Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education will be considered qualified under RCW 18.74.030(2).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.74.023. 91-02-011 (Order 103B), recodified as 246-915-100, filed 12/21/90, effective 1/31/91; 85-10-002 (Order PL 525), 308-42-122, filed 4/18/85.]

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