CHAPTER 330

FORMERLY SENATE BILL

NO. 333 AS AMENDED BY

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 26, TITLE 24, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO PHYSICAL THERAPY.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 2601, Chapter 26, Title 24, Delaware Code, is

amended by striking the definition of "Physical Therapist" and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"Physical Therapist" means a person who practices physical therapy.

Section 2. § 2606, Chapter 26, Title 24, Delaware Code, is

amended by striking said section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

§ 2606. Limitations for practicing Physical Therapy

No person shall practice nor in any way hold himself out as being able to practice physical therapy in this state unless duly registered in accordance with the provisions of this chapter; provided, however, that nothing in this Chapter shall prohibit any person licensed in this State under any other Chapter from engaging in the practice for which he is licensed. Provided, further, that nothing contained in this chapter shall be deemed to prevent any licensed physician from delegating physical therapy treatment to an assistant under the supervision of such physician who is responsible for such treatment, nor shall it be deemed to permit a Physical Therapist to treat any person who is ill or injured, except on the prescription of a physician.

Section 3. § 2607 and § 2612, Chapter 26, Title 24,

Delaware Code, are amended by striking "$15" wherever it may appear and substituting in lieu thereof "$25."

Section 4. § 2609 (b), Chapter 26, Title 24, Delaware

Code, is repealed.

Section 5. § 2610, Chapter 26, Title 24, Delaware Code, is

amended by striking said section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

§ 2610. Endorsement

The Board may issue a certificate of registration in physical therapy without examination to an applicant who presents evidence satisfactory to the Board of having been licensed or certified as a physical therapist in another State, territory, or foreign country with standards determined by the Board to be as high as those of this State. At the time of making application, such applicant shall pay to the secretary-treasurer of the Board a fee of $25.

Approved January 24, 1972.