As of July 1st, fourteen states have adopted Compact Licence legislation.
Those states include New Hampshire, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, Texas, North Dakota, Montana, Utah, Arizona,Washington, and Oregon.
One state, New Jersey, recently introduced the legislation. Colorado recently suspended legislation for now.
Most likely, full enactment will not take place until 2018. A series of meetings will take place this year to go over details of the compact.
How does all of this work?
“The licensee participant must:
-hold one valid, current, unrestricted license his or her primary state of residence
-notify any remote states in which s/he will be practicing
The notification by the licensee participant and the payment of a any required fee gives the “Compact Privilege;” the legal authorization to work as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in the remote state…
…Compact Privilege is the authorization to work in a Compact member state other than your home state. A PT or PTA is required to have a license in the home state and meet other eligibility criteria such as having no disciplinary action against the license for at least two years. “
All of this great news for those travel PT and PTAs!
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