It is our desire to keep licensees and the public informed of Board activities. Please contact Board staff at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding Board activities.
The Board of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy has worked extensively on a regulations project which is in effect as of August 18, 2013.
There were changes dealing with licensure requirements, temporary permits, applications, foreign trained applicants, continuing education requirements, and internships standards. Although these changes were enacted to improve the application process and clarify requirements for incoming applicants there are some regulations which directly affect existing licensees.
Please view the Continuing Education Information to assist you in management of your continuing education certificates. Email licensing staff if you have any questions.
If you would like to receive notice of all proposed regulation changes, please send a written request adding your name and mailing address to the Board of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Interested Parties List to:
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
P.O. BOX 110806
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0806
You may also email your request to email@example.com and your request will be forwarded to the regulations specialist.
The Board's statutes do not address direct access (which means that a referral by a doctor is not necessary for care by a physical therapist or occupational therapist). It is the Board's opinion that Alaska is a direct access state; however, licensees and consumers should be aware that insurance companies may have their own directives regarding this topic.