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Board Meeting​

The next special Board Meeting will take place on March 18, 2021 at 9:00 AM via Zoom.   If you would like a link to the meeting please contact Steve at stephen.curley@ky.gov. 
 

Complaint
Committee 2019

The 2019 Complaint Committee Meeting will take place in closed Executive Session on March 16, 2021  at 2:00 pm.

 

Complaint Committee 2020

The 2020 Complaint Committee Meeting will take place in closed Executive Session on March 16, 2021  at 2:30 pm.

 

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Compact Commission

Physical Therapy Compact Commission Rules (PDF 748 MB)

Physical Therapy Compact Commission Bylaws (PDF 480 MB)

2020 PT Compact Commission Draft Rules Amendments (PDF 476-KB)​​​​​

Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy


What's New

It’s Renewal time!!


All Credentials will expire March 31, 2021, if not Renewed. There is no grace period!! You can access the Renewal application here:

 


December 4, 2020

Click Here (PDF-245KB) for a letter from the Chair of the Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy concerning updated CDC guidelines. 


2019-2021 Continued Competency Requirements 

Hardship Extension Request

The Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy recognizes that PTs and PTAs are experiencing a wide variety of challenges during this pandemic, including meeting their continuing education requirements for renewal.  In response, the Board is sending you this notice to highlight an option that is referenced in the Board’s administrative regulations -- the Hardship Extension Request option
The Hardship Extension Request option is available to all PTs and PTAs credentialed by the Board.  This option provides a means by which PTs and PTAs who are credentialed by the Board and who have been unable to complete their continued competency requirements during this biennium due to the COVID-19 pandemic or other clearly mitigating circumstances may request an additional period of time -- up to two additional years -- to satisfy their continued competency requirements.
Any PT or PTA who has been unable to satisfy the continued competency hours for the 2019-2021 biennium ending on March 31, 2021, may submit to the Board an “Extension for Completion of Continued Competency Form.” 
This Form may be accessed here.​ 
If you have been unable to satisfy your continued competency requirements for the biennium ending March 31, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic or other clearly mitigating circumstances, please complete this form by checking the box marked “Hardship Extension.”  Please also attach a brief written summary addressing:
the reason for the need for additional time;
a brief plan identifying how you intend to meet your continued competency requirements; and
a date by which you propose to complete this process.          
Please be aware this Form must be received by the Board by April 30, 2021.  You can mail, fax or email the Form to the Board.  
Please also be aware this option still requires a credential holder to complete the Continued Competency requirements.  It simply allows an individual to request additional time through the next renewal cycle (2023) to complete the required number of hours.  A PT or PTA who submits a Hardship Extension Request will still need to send in proof of their Continued Competency and a CEU Tracking form to the Board office for review according to their submitted hardship plan.  
Additionally, if you have not already completed the Jurisprudence Exam (JE) for the 2019-2021 biennium, please do so at your earliest opportunity.  The JE is required every biennium, and you receive 2 hours of continued competency credit. There is no charge for the JE, and it is located on our website.  Please login using your last name and the last five digits of your Social Security number. 
If you have any questions concerning the information in this notice, please contact Board staff at your convenience:
KBPT Office Phone:  (502) 429-7140
KBPT Office Email:    KYBPT@ky.gov

 

ALERT

The Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy has been notified of a scam targeting our licensees and certificate holders.  The scam has also been reported by licensees of other State Physical Therapy Boards.

Licensees have reported receiving phone calls 'spoofing' the Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy phone number, which makes calls appear as though they are coming from us.
 
The licensee is threatened with an investigation by the Board and/or the FBI, and the scammer demands personal information or money to resolve it.
 
The Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy will not contact you to demand money or personalized information. The Board DOES NOT accept payments over the phone. If you believe that you may owe a balance to the Board, you can confirm this balance and receive the most up-to-date information by calling the Kentucky Board office.

If you do receive a call of this nature, please contact the Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy directly at (502) 429-7140 to inquire if there’s a valid, official reason for the call.
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Kentucky Governor Beshear's
Healthy at Work Initiative


June 11, 2020

Click Here (PDF-366KB) for a letter from the Chair of the Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy concerning physical therapy settings expanding "one patient per therapist" treatment during the COVID-19 outbreak.


April 27, 2020

Click here for the Governor’s latest guidance document for physical therapy settings.  Note: students who otherwise observe the same safety protocols listed in this guidance document as currently required of their supervising physical therapists may perform clinical rotations EXCEPT in congregate living settings (i.e., skilled care, long term care, residential facility, prisons, etc.).

April 24, 2020

A letter from the Chair of the Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy concerning physical therapy settings reopening during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click Here (PDF- 532KB)

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PTs and PTAs Not Credentialed in Kentucky – Register for Telehealth Practice during Kentucky’s State of Emergency

Please read the instructions on registering for the ability to practice telehealth in the Commonwealth of Kentucky during its state of emergency with an out-of-state license or certificate.  After reviewing the instructions, click here to apply.  Once you apply, you cannot start practice until you receive a confirmation email from the Board.



 
 
 

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