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Although all 50 states, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands all enjoy a form of direct access to physical therapist services, provisions and limitations vary among jurisdictions. This map and the key below identify each jurisdiction’s level of direct access. Starting on page 2 is a summary of the language (if any) in each state’s practice act related to direct access. (Data current as of August 2020.)

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