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Individual state laws or regulations govern whether physical therapists (PTs) can order imaging studies for patients.

We have developed these resources to help APTA's state chapters advocate for explicit authority for physical therapists to order imaging for patients. This resource provides background on the overall status of physical therapists ability to order imaging; links to state laws, rules, and policies in states where the ability to order is expressly permitted; and model legislative language and background studies that you can use when advocating for the ability to order imaging.

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