CHAPTER 372

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 534

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NOS. 1 AND 2

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 26, TITLE 24 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO PHYSICAL THERAPY TO PROVIDE FOR THE LICENSING OF FOREIGN-TRAINED PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, TO ELIMINATE THE PROVISION FOR TEMPORARY CERTIFICATES, AND TO REVISE THE SECTION DEALING WITH CERTIFICATE RENEWAL.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section I. Amend §2607, Chapter 26, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by striking said section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"§2607. Application requirements

An applicant for certification of registration as a physical therapist shall file a written application on forms provided by the Board. The applicant shall present satisfactory evidence that he is at least eighteen (18) years of age, is of good moral character and has been graduated -

A. from an educational program for the physical therapist which is accredited by the accrediting agency recognized by the United States Commissioner of Education and/or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation, or

B. from an education program for the physical therapist of a foreign country whose program has a curriculum determined by the Board to be equivalent to the curriculum required by the accrediting agency recognized by the United States Commissioner of Education and/or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation; or

C. if graduated prior to 1936 the school or course was approved by the American Physical Therapy Association at the time of his graduation.

He shall pay to the Board $75 and present himself for examination at the first meeting thereafter at which examinations are to be held."

Section 2. Amend §2610, Chapter 26, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by striking the words "or foreign country" in the first sentence thereof.

Section 3. Amend §2612, Chapter 26, Title 24 of the Delaware Code by striking all of said section and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"§2612. Renewal of certificate

Every registered physical therapist shall during the month of January 1956 and during the month of January every period thereafter apply to the Board for an extension of his registration and pay a fee not to exceed $20 to the Secretary-Treasurer. Registration that is not so extended in the first instance before January 31, 1956, and thereafter before January 31 of every successive period shall automatically lapse. The Board shall revive and extend a lapsed registration on the payment of all past unpaid extension fees and a revival fee of $10."

Approved July 10. 1980.