Senate Bill 171: DPT term protection

4.9.2018

sSB 171

AN ACT CONCERNING DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY DESIGNATION.

SUMMARY

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.”


 

Please contact your senator and legislator in support of this bill

 


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