Physical Therapist Licensing Board
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The Physical Therapist Licensing Board was created in 1971 to regulate the practice of physical therapy in Oregon. The board’s primary purpose is the protection of the public. The board achieves this by establishing and regulating professional standards of practice, which ensure that physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are properly educated, hold valid/current licenses, practice within their scope of practice and continue to receive ongoing training throughout their careers. Physical therapy practice is governed by state statutes and rules that define the scope of practice. The board issues licenses, promulgates rules, monitors continuing competency, investigates complaints, issues civil penalties for violations and may revoke, suspend or impose probation on a licensee or place limits on a licensee’s practice.