Physical Therapists Authorized to Manipulate Spine

nc-stampHB 187 – Modernize Physical Therapy Practice

Primary Sponsors: Rep. Nelson Dollar (R – Wake), Rep. John Torbett (R – Gaston), Rep. Susan Martin (R – Wilson),  Rep. Josh Dobson (R – Avery)

SB 176 – Modernize Physical Therapy Practice

Primary Sponsor: Sen. Louis Pate (R – Wayne)

This bill would alter the definition of physical therapy to include manipulation of the spine without a prescription from a physician licensed to practice medicine in NC.  This would be a change to physical therapists’ current scope of practice.


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