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Implementation of the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact continues to move forward

Sunday, December 3, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Implementation of the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact continues to move forward, as the PT Compact Commission met on November 5, 2017, in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, for its first in-person meeting. At this meeting the Commission adopted rules, bylaws, and its 2018 operating budget. The Commission's new website was also unveiled, with a demonstration of how licensees will use the site to apply for and manage compact privileges in participating states. Systems development is on track for a launch sometime in the first half of 2018.

The Commission adopted a fee of $45 for compact privileges in 2018. This is the fee an individual licensee (PT or PTA) in a participating state will pay to the Commission for a compact privilege in each state in which the licensee wishes to work. States may choose to adopt their own fees for compact privileges in addition to the Commission's fee, but state fees are yet to be determined. 

A map of compact-participating states is available here. To date, 14 states have adopted the PTLC, legislation is pending in 2 states, and bill introductions are expected in several additional states in 2018. If your chapter is considering legislation in 2018 to adopt the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact, and a chapter representative has not yet contacted APTA State Affairs, please contact me as soon as possible at

Attached is an FAQ document with answers to common questions from members regarding the Compact. 

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