Thursday, June 13, 2024

Position Statements

Before position statements are developed, the Board carefully considers scope of practice as defined by Board Rule 21 NCAC 48C .0101 PERMITTED PRACTICE (a) Physical therapy is presumed to include any acts, tests, procedures, modalities, treatments, or interventions that are routinely taught in educational programs or in continuing education programs for physical therapists and are routinely performed in practice settings.

While position statements do not hold the force of law and rules, the Board adopts and publishes them to provide direction and clarity concerning the application of the NC PT Practice Act and Board rules to physical therapy practice in NC. These position statements are designed for licensees to use as guidance in everyday clinical and administrative physical therapy practice issues relevant to public protection. Position statements are not meant to be exhaustive; however, they are reviewed regularly by the Board to ensure they reflect prevailing standards of physical therapy practice.