HB18-1155

HB18-1155 - Sunset Continue Physical Therapy Board Functions

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Concerning the continuation of the physical therapy board, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2017 sunset review and report by the department of regulatory agencies.

Sunset Process - House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee. The bill implements the recommendations of the department of regulatory agencies in its sunset review and report concerning the 'Physical Therapy Practice Act' as follows:

  • Extends the licensing of physical therapists and the certification of physical therapist assistants until 2024 ( sections 1 through 3 );
  • Clarifies that a physical therapist may make physical therapy diagnoses ( sections 5 and 7 );
  • Allows a physical therapist to perform dry needling if the physical therapist has the knowledge, skill, ability, and competency to perform the act and has completed a dry needling course and obtains informed consent from the patient. The bill also allows the department to promulgate rules to establish requirements for dry needling ( section 8 );
  • Clarifies that a physical therapist's scope of practice includes the direct supervision of unlicensed physical therapists ( section 9 );
  • Requires that physical therapy professional development activities must be measured by a contact-hour-to-credit-hour ratio ( section 10 ); and
  • Adds as grounds for disciplinary action the failure to supervise physical therapist assistants; and the failure to report an adverse action, the surrender of a license, or other discipline taken in another jurisdiction ( section 11 ).

In addition, the bill:

  • Allows a physical therapist assistant to perform noninvasive wound debridement under the supervision of a physical therapist ( sections 13 and 15 );
  • Repeals some elements of the continuing professional competency program for physical therapists ( section 13 ) and subjects physical therapist assistants to a continuing professional competency program ( section 14 );
  • Replaces a physical therapist member of the physical therapy board with a physical therapist assistant member ( section 6 ); and
  • Removes physical therapists practicing in Colorado pursuant to the 'Interstate Physical Therapy Licensure Compact Act' from the 'Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act of 2010' ( section 16 ).
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)
Latest update: May 22, 2018
05/22/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/22/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/22/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/08/2018 - House Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
05/08/2018 - Senate Consideration of First Conference Committee Report result was to Adopt Committee Report - Repass
05/07/2018 - First Conference Committee Result was to Adopt Reengrossed w/ Amendments
05/03/2018 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Not Concur - Request Conference Committee
04/30/2018 - House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
04/30/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/27/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/26/2018 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/24/2018 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/17/2018 - Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/12/2018 - Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Finance
03/26/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
03/23/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/22/2018 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
03/21/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/22/2018 - No Amendments
03/20/2018 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/21/2018 - No Amendments
03/16/2018 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/05/2018 - House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
02/13/2018 - House Committee on Public Health Care & Human Services Refer Amended to Finance
01/31/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Public Health Care & Human Services