§ 486.011 Short title
§ 486.015 Legislative intent
§ 486.021 Definitions
§ 486.023 Board of Physical Therapy Practice
§ 486.025 Powers and duties of the Board of Physical Therapy Practice
§ 486.028 License to practice physical therapy required
§ 486.031 Physical therapist; licensing requirements
§ 486.041 Physical therapist; application for license; fee
§ 486.051 Physical therapist; examination of applicant
§ 486.061 Physical therapist; issuance of license
§ 486.0715 Physical therapist; issuance of temporary permit
§ 486.081 Physical therapist; issuance of license without examination to person passing examination of another authorized examining board; fee
§ 486.085 Physical therapist; renewal of license; inactive status; reactivation of license; fees
§ 486.102 Physical therapist assistant; licensing requirements
§ 486.103 Physical therapist assistant; application for license; fee
§ 486.104 Physical therapist assistant; examination of applicant
§ 486.106 Physical therapist assistant; issuance of license
§ 486.1065 Physical therapist assistant; issuance of temporary permit
§ 486.107 Physical therapist assistant; issuance of license without examination to person licensed in another jurisdiction; fee
§ 486.108 Physical therapist assistant; renewal of license; inactive status; reactivation of license; fees
§ 486.109 Continuing education
§ 486.115 Disposition of fees
§ 486.117 Physical therapist; performance of dry needling
§ 486.123 Sexual misconduct in the practice of physical therapy
§ 486.125 Refusal, revocation, or suspension of license; administrative fines and other disciplinary measures
§ 486.135 False representation of licensure, or willful misrepresentation or fraudulent representation to obtain license, unlawful
§ 486.151 Prohibited acts; penalty
§ 486.153 Injunctive relief
§ 486.161 Exemptions
§ 486.171 Current valid licenses effective
§ 486.172 Application of s. 456.021

Terms Used In Florida Statutes > Chapter 486 - Physical Therapy Practice

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Applicable county: means : the county in this state in which a corporation's principal office is located or was located when an action is or was commenced; if the corporation has, and at the time of such action had, no principal office in this state, then in the county in which the corporation has, or at the time of such action had, an office in this state; or if the corporation does not have an office in this state, then in the county in which the corporation's registered office is or was last located. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Articles of incorporation: includes original, amended, and restated articles of incorporation, articles of share exchange, and articles of merger, and all amendments thereto. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Authorized entity: means :
    (a) A corporation for profit;
    (b) A limited liability company;
    (c) A limited liability partnership; or
    (d) A limited partnership, including a limited liability limited partnership. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Beneficial shareholder: means a person who owns the beneficial interest in shares. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Board: means the Board of Physical Therapy Practice. See Florida Statutes 486.021
  • Conversion: means a transaction pursuant to ss. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Day: means a calendar day. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • delivery: means any method of delivery used in conventional commercial practice, including delivery by hand, mail, commercial delivery, and, if authorized under…. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 486.021
  • Department: means the Florida Department of State. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Direct supervision: means supervision by a physical therapist who is licensed pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 486.021
  • Distribution: means a direct or indirect transfer of money or other property (except its own shares) or incurrence of indebtedness by a corporation to or for the benefit of its shareholders in respect of any of its shares. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Domestic: means , with respect to an entity, an entity governed as to its internal affairs by the laws of this state. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • domestic corporation: means a corporation for profit, which is not a foreign corporation, incorporated under this chapter. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Dry needling: means a skilled intervention, based on Western medicine, that uses filiform needles and other apparatus or equipment to stimulate a myofascial trigger point for the evaluation and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, pain, movement impairments, and disabilities. See Florida Statutes 486.021
  • Effective date: means , when referring to a document accepted for filing by the department, the date and time determined in accordance with…. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, or similar capabilities. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Eligible entity: means :
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Entity: includes corporation and foreign corporation; unincorporated association; business trust, estate, limited liability company, partnership, trust, and two or more persons having a joint or common economic interest; and state, United States, and foreign governments. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Expenses: means reasonable expenses of any kind that are incurred in connection with a matter. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Foreign: means , with respect to an entity, an entity governed as to its internal affairs by the organic law of a jurisdiction other than this state. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Foreign corporation: means an entity incorporated or organized under laws other than the laws of this state which would be a corporation for profit if incorporated under the laws of this state. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Individual: includes the estate of an incompetent or deceased individual. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Insolvent: means either:
    (a) The inability of a corporation to pay its debts as they become due in the usual course of its business; or
    (b) The value of the corporation's total assets are less than the sum of its total liabilities, at fair valuation. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Interest: means :
    (a) A share in a corporation for profit;
    (b) A membership in a nonprofit corporation;
    (c) A partnership interest in a general partnership, including a limited liability partnership;
    (d) A partnership interest in a limited partnership, including a limited liability limited partnership;
    (e) A membership interest in a limited liability company;
    (f) A share or beneficial interest in a real estate investment trust;
    (g) A member's interest in a limited cooperative association;
    (h) A beneficial interest in a statutory trust, business trust, or common law business trust; or
    (i) A governance interest or distributional interest in another entity. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Jurisdiction of formation: means , with respect to an entity:
    (a) The jurisdiction under whose organic law the entity is formed, incorporated, or created or otherwise comes into being; however, for these purposes, if an entity exists under the law of a jurisdiction different from the jurisdiction under which the entity originally was formed, incorporated, or created or otherwise came into being, then the jurisdiction under which the entity then exists is treated as the jurisdiction of formation; or
    (b) In the case of a limited liability partnership or foreign limited liability partnership, the jurisdiction in which the partnership's statement of qualification or equivalent document is filed. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • License: means the document of authorization granted by the board and issued by the department for a person to engage in the practice of physical therapy. See Florida Statutes 486.021
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mail: means the United States mail, facsimile transmissions, and private mail carriers handling nationwide mail services. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Membership: means the rights of a member in a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Myofascial trigger point: means an irritable section of soft tissue often associated with palpable nodules in taut bands of muscle fibers. See Florida Statutes 486.021
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • oath: includes affirmations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: includes an individual and an entity. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Physical therapist: means a person who is licensed and who practices physical therapy in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 486.021
  • Physical therapist assistant: means a person who is licensed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter to perform patient-related activities, including the use of physical agents, whose license is in good standing, and whose activities are performed under the direction of a physical therapist as set forth in rules adopted pursuant to this chapter. See Florida Statutes 486.021
  • Physical therapy practitioner: means a physical therapist or a physical therapist assistant who is licensed and who practices physical therapy in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 486.021
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Practice of physical therapy: means the performance of physical therapy assessments and the treatment of any disability, injury, disease, or other health condition of human beings, or the prevention of such disability, injury, disease, or other health condition, and the rehabilitation of such disability, injury, disease, or other health condition by alleviating impairments, functional movement limitations, and disabilities by designing, implementing, and modifying treatment interventions through therapeutic exercise; functional movement training in self-management and in-home, community, or work integration or reintegration; manual therapy; massage; airway clearance techniques; maintaining and restoring the integumentary system and wound care; physical agent or modality; mechanical or electrotherapeutic modality; patient-related instruction; the use of apparatus and equipment in the application of such treatment, prevention, or rehabilitation; the performance of tests of neuromuscular functions as an aid to the diagnosis or treatment of any human condition; or the performance of electromyography as an aid to the diagnosis of any human condition only upon compliance with the criteria set forth by the Board of Medicine. See Florida Statutes 486.021
  • Principal office: means the office (in or out of this state) where the principal executive offices of a domestic or foreign corporation are located as designated in the articles of incorporation or other initial filing until an annual report has been filed, and thereafter as designated in the annual report. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Proceeding: includes a civil suit, a criminal action, an administrative action, and an investigatory action. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Record shareholder: means :
    (a) The person in whose name shares are registered in the records of the corporation; or
    (b) The person identified as a beneficial owner of shares in the beneficial ownership certificate under…. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Secretary: means the corporate officer to whom the board of directors has delegated responsibility under…. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Secretary of state: means the Secretary of State of the State of Florida. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Shareholder: means a record shareholder. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Shares: means the units into which the proprietary interests in a corporation are divided. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Type of entity: means a generic form of entity either:
    (a) Recognized at common law; or
    (b) Formed under an organic law, regardless of whether some entities formed under that organic law are subject to provisions of that law that create different categories of the form of entity. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • United States: includes district, authority, bureau, commission, department, and any other agency of the United States. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Unrestricted voting trust beneficial owner: means , with respect to any shareholder rights, a voting trust beneficial owner whose entitlement to exercise the shareholder right in question is not inconsistent with the voting trust agreement. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Writing: means printing, typewriting, electronic communication, or other communication that is reducible to a tangible form. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • writing: includes handwriting, printing, typewriting, and all other methods and means of forming letters and characters upon paper, stone, wood, or other materials. See Florida Statutes 1.01