HOD P06‐19‐51‐57: It is the position of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) that licensure of physical therapists and licensure or certification of physical therapist assistants is required in and by all United States jurisdictions to achieve public protection and consumer transparency for individuals who access physical therapist services. Physical therapy is provided only by or under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapist assistants, under the direction and supervision of the physical therapist, are the only individuals who may assist the physical therapist in practice and may be appropriately utilized in components of intervention and in collection of selected examination and outcomes data. APTA supports open, flexible, and dynamic principles of licensure to ensure workforce mobility and timely access to care. These principles are outlined as follows:
HOD P06‐19‐51‐57: APTA supports open, flexible, and dynamic principles of licensure to ensure workforce mobility and timely access to care.