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The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the Physical Therapist Licensing Board. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the Physical Therapist Licensing Board. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Physical Therapist Licensing Board was created in 1971 to regulate the practice of physical therapy in Oregon. The board’s purpose is public protection and to establish professional standards of practice which assure that physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are properly educated, hold valid, current licenses, practice within their scope of practice and continue to receive ongoing training throughout their careers. Physical therapy practice is governed by state statutes and rules, which define the scope of practice.


The board validates credentials, issues licenses, promulgates rules, monitors continuing education, investigates complaints, issues civil penalties for violations and may revoke, suspend or impose probation on a licensee or limit his or her practice. The board is composed of eight volunteer members: five physical therapists, one physical therapist assistant and two public members. Each member is appointed by the governor and may serve a four-year term, with a maximum of two terms. The board is self-supporting and activities are financed solely from licensure and related fees.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 407, Portland 97232-2187
Telephone: 971-673-0200
Fax: 971-673-0226
General E-mail: Physical.Therapy@state.or.us
Contact: James Heider, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: James Heider
Records Officer E-mail: James Heider
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 688.160
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Records, Publications and General Information

State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog