SB-0690, As Passed House, June 11, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBSTITUTE FOR

 

SENATE BILL NO. 690

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     A bill to amend 1978 PA 368, entitled

 

"Public health code,"

 

by amending sections 17820 and 17824 (MCL 333.17820 and 333.17824),

 

section 17820 as amended and section 17824 as added by 2009 PA 55.

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 17820. (1) A person An individual shall not engage in the

 

practice of physical therapy or practice as a physical therapist

 

assistant unless licensed or otherwise authorized under this part.

 

A person Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a

 

physical therapist or physical therapist assistant shall engage in

 

the actual treatment of an individual a patient only upon the

 

prescription of an individual holding a health care professional

 

who holds a license issued under part 166, 170, 175, or 180, or the

 

equivalent license issued by another state. A physical therapist or

 


a physical therapist assistant may engage in the treatment of a

 

patient without the prescription of a health care professional who

 

holds a license issued under part 166, 170, 175, or 180, or the

 

equivalent license issued by another state, under either of the

 

following circumstances:

 

     (a) For 21 days or 10 treatments, whichever first occurs.

 

However, a physical therapist shall determine that the patient's

 

condition requires physical therapy before delegating physical

 

therapy interventions to a physical therapist assistant.

 

     (b) The patient is seeking physical therapy services for the

 

purpose of preventing injury or promoting fitness.

 

     (2) The following words, titles, or letters or a combination

 

thereof, of words, titles, or letters, with or without qualifying

 

words or phrases, are restricted in use only to those persons

 

authorized under this part to use the terms and in a way prescribed

 

in this part: "physical therapy", "physical therapist", "doctor of

 

physiotherapy", "doctor of physical therapy", "physiotherapist",

 

"physiotherapy", "registered physical therapist", "licensed

 

physical therapist", "physical therapy technician", "physical

 

therapist assistant", "physical therapy assistant",

 

"physiotherapist assistant", "physiotherapy assistant", "p.t.

 

assistant", "p.t.", "r.p.t.", "l.p.t.", "c.p.t.", "d.p.t.",

 

"m.p.t.", "p.t.a.", "registered p.t.a.", "licensed p.t.a.",

 

"certified p.t.a.", "c.p.t.a.", "l.p.t.a.", "r.p.t.a.", and

 

"p.t.t.".

 

     Sec. 17824. (1) A physical therapist who is treating a patient

 

upon the prescription of a health care professional as described in

 


Senate Bill No. 690 as amended May 20, 2014

 

section 17820 shall refer a do all of the following, as applicable:

 

     (a) Refer the patient back to the health care professional who

 

issued the prescription for treatment if the physical therapist has

 

reasonable cause to believe that symptoms or conditions are present

 

that require services beyond the scope of practice of physical

 

therapy.

 

     (b) (2) A physical therapist shall consult Consult with the

 

health care professional who issued the prescription for treatment

 

if a the patient does not show reasonable response to treatment in

 

a time period consistent with the standards of practice as

 

determined by the board.

 

     (2) A physical therapist who is treating a patient without a

 

prescription from a health care professional under the conditions

 

authorized in section 17820 shall do all of the following, as

 

applicable:

 

     (a) Refer the patient to an appropriate health care

 

professional for treatment if the physical therapist has reasonable

 

cause to believe that symptoms or conditions are present that

 

require services beyond the scope of practice of physical therapy.

 

     (b) Consult with an appropriate health care professional if

 

the patient does not show reasonable response to treatment in a

 

time period consistent with the standards of practice as determined

 

by the board.

<<Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect January 1, 2015.>>

     Enacting section <<2>>. This amendatory act does not take effect

 

unless all of the following bills of the 97th Legislature are

 

enacted into law:

 

     (a) Senate Bill No. 691.

 


     (b) Senate Bill No. 692.

 

     (c) Senate Bill No. 693.

 

     (d) Senate Bill No. 694.