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General Assembly


Raised Bill No. 171

February Session, 2018


LCO No. 423



Referred to Committee on PUBLIC HEALTH


Introduced by:





Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 20-73 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2018):

(a) (1) No person may practice as a physical therapist unless licensed pursuant to this chapter. No person may use the term "Registered Physical Therapist", "Licensed Physical Therapist", "Doctor of Physical Therapy" or "Physical Therapist" or the letters "R.P.T.", "L.P.T.", "D.P.T." or any other letters, words or insignia indicating or implying licensure as a physical therapist in this state unless the person is so licensed.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2018


Statement of Purpose:

To permit physical therapists who have a doctorate in physical therapy to use the designation of "Doctor of Physical Therapy" or "D.P.T.".

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