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State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

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(973) 504-6455
Due to COVID-19, messages by phone may result in a delayed response.
Please email your inquiry to the email listed on this webpage.

Inquiries about the Board may be forwarded to

Lisa Tadeo
Executive Director
P.O. Box 45014
Newark, New Jersey 07101
Directions
COVID-19 Immunization Administration by Additional Health Care Practitioners

On February 19, 2021, the Acting Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs issued Administrative Order 2021-07 and Waiver 2021-03, which permits authorized health care personnel to administer a COVID-19 vaccine to patients upon direction from a supervising health care practitioner.  The Order and Waiver defines “authorized health care personnel” as “licensed practical nurses, certified homemaker home health aides, dentists, respiratory care therapists, perfusionists, podiatrists, optometrists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and dental hygienists with local anesthesia permits.”  A “supervising health care practitioner” is defined as “a doctor of medicine (M.D.), a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.), a registered professional nurse (R.P.N.), an advanced practice nurse (A.P.N.), a physician assistant (P.A.), or a pharmacist (R.Ph.).” The Order and Wavier requires a supervising health care practitioner to determine if authorized health care personnel are licensed in New Jersey and have been trained and are competent to administer a COVID-19 vaccine prior to directing authorized health care personnel to administer the vaccine. 

Physical therapists should read and familiarize themselves with the provisions of this order.



Alert
  Physical Therapy Compact Commission Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
The Physical Therapy Compact Commission is requesting public comment on the proposed amendments to its Rules. Pursuant to Section 9 of the Physical Therapy Compact, the Commission is required to post this Notice at least thirty (30) days in advance of the meeting at which the Rules will be considered and voted upon by the Commission.
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The Board of Physical Therapy Examiners licenses and regulates the field of physical therapy. The board licenses physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

The purpose of the Board is to:

  • protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of New Jersey;
  • investigating and prosecuting physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who have broken the state’s consumer protection laws; and
  • ensure that physical therapy is performed in compliance with State law.
 

The Board protects the public by:

  • ensuring that physical therapist and physical therapist assistants meet all educational requirements for licensure;
  • investigating and prosecuting physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who have broken the state’s consumer protection laws; and
  • requiring all physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to be licensed by the state and to renew their licenses every two years.
Last Modified: 10/8/2021 7:52 AM