State Legislative Agenda

2018 and 2019 are going to be very important legislative years for the association that will directly impact your profession and your jobs.  

2018 Legislative Report

Doctor of Physical Therapy Designation
Opioid Working Group
Prosthetic Devices



sSB 171



This bill prohibits anyone from using the term “Doctor of Physical Therapy” or the letters “D.P.T.” unless the person is licensed as a physical therapist and has a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from an accredited higher education institution. A violation is a class D felony, punishable by up to five years in prison, a fine of up to $5,000, or both (CGS § 20-73(c)).

The bill also removes obsolete statutory references to “registered physical therapist” and “R.P.T.”




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