(A) The physical therapy section may issue a license by endorsement to an applicant who is currently licensed as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant under the laws of another state, provided the requirements for registration or licensure under the appropriate category in that state, including minimal education and passing score on the national physical therapy examination (NPTE) were reasonably equal to the requirements in force in this state on the date of the applicant's initial licensure in the other state.
(B) In addition to the other requirements of this rule, a foreign educated applicant for licensure as a physical therapist by endorsement shall meet the requirements established in rule 4755-23-12 of the Administrative Code.
(C) An applicant who has been out of the practice of physical therapy for a period of five or more years shall:
(1) Retake and pass the NPTE; or
(2) Complete the general practice practice review tool and submit an action plan based on the results of the practice review tool for any knowledge areas and/or systems where the applicant is identified as needing improvement. The action plan must be approved by the physical therapy section.
(3) Out of practice is defined as being actively engaged in the practice of physical therapy for fewer than five hundred hours over the five year period prior to the date the applicant submits the endorsement application.
(D) An applicant who fulfills the requirements listed in paragraphs (A) to (C) of this rule shall be issued a license to practice as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 04/01/2015 and 07/01/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4755.411
Rule Amplifies: 4755.45, 4755.451
Prior Effective Dates: 5/26/78, 9/1/82, 3/25/85, 2/1/92, 2/1/93, 3/20/98, 5/25/03, 5/1/06, 5/1/07, 3/20/08, 5/1/09, 5/1/10