Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy
The Wyoming Legislature created the Board of Physical Therapy in 1961 to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by regulating the practice of physical therapy.
The Board is not the same as the Wyoming Physical Therapy Association. The Board, unlike the association, does not advocate on behalf of the licensee, but on behalf of the public consumer. While the Board and the Association may collaborate, their roles are different.
THE WYOMING STATE BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY STATUTE REVISIONS
Governor Gordon signed HB0006 regarding changes to direct access, during the 2019 Legislative Session. These changes will go into affect July 1, 2019.
WYOMING BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY CONTINUING COMPETENCE CLARIFICATION
New continuing competence requirements went into effect January 25, 2016, requiring all license and certificate holders to complete thirty (30) continuing competence units (CCUs) every two years.
The Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy (Board) must provide two full years for license and certificate holders to meet this requirement, therefore, anyone due to provide evidence of completion of continuing education with their 2016 renewal shall fall under the old rule of twenty (20) contact hours of continuing education. They will then be placed on the thirty (30) CCUs every two years with that requirement first needing to be met with the 2018 renewal.
Those required to submit evidence of completion of CCUs in 2017 renewal shall fall under the old rule of twenty (20) contact hours of continuing education. They will then be placed on the thirty (30) CCUs every two years with that requirement first needing to be met with the 2019 renewal.
The current rule requires completion of thirty (30) CCUs, fifteen (15) of which must be from Category A. Please see Chapter 6 of the Rules and Regulations for additional clarification.