§ 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

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • 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.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Benefit corporation: means a corporation that is formed, or has elected to become, subject to this part, the status of which as a benefit corporation has not been terminated. See Florida Statutes 607.602
  • Benefit director: means :
    (a) The director designated as the benefit director of a social purpose corporation under…. See Florida Statutes 607.502
  • Benefit director: means :
    (a) The director designated as the benefit director of a benefit corporation under…. See Florida Statutes 607.602
  • Benefit enforcement proceeding: means a claim or action for:
    (a) The failure of a social purpose corporation to pursue or create a public benefit or a specific public benefit established in its articles of incorporation; or
    (b) A violation of any obligation, duty, or standard of conduct under this part. See Florida Statutes 607.502
  • Benefit officer: means the individual designated as the benefit officer of a social purpose corporation under…. See Florida Statutes 607.502
  • Benefit officer: means the individual designated as the benefit officer of a benefit corporation under…. See Florida Statutes 607.602
  • Board: means the Board of Physical Therapy Practice. See Florida Statutes 486.021
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • 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 Florida Department of State. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 486.021
  • 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
  • Document: means :
    (a) Any tangible medium on which information is inscribed, and includes any writing or written instrument; or
    (b) An electronic record. 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
  • Domestication: means a transaction pursuant to ss. 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
  • Employee: includes an officer but not a director. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • 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.
  • General public benefit: means a material, positive effect on society and the environment, taken as a whole, as assessed using a third-party standard which is attributable to the business and operations of a benefit corporation. See Florida Statutes 607.602
  • Independent: means not having a material relationship with the social purpose corporation or a subsidiary of the social purpose corporation. See Florida Statutes 607.502
  • Independent: means not having a material relationship with the benefit corporation or a subsidiary of the benefit corporation. See Florida Statutes 607.602
  • Individual: includes the estate of an incompetent or deceased individual. 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.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • 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
  • Membership: means the rights of a member in a domestic or foreign nonprofit corporation. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Merger: means a transaction pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • Minimum status vote: means :
    (a) In the case of a corporation that is to become a social purpose corporation, whether by amendment of the articles of incorporation or by way of or pursuant to a merger, conversion, or share exchange; a social purpose corporation whose articles of incorporation are to be amended pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 607.502
  • Minimum status vote: means :
    (a) In the case of a corporation that is to become a benefit corporation, whether by amendment of the articles of incorporation or by way of or pursuant to a merger, conversion, or share exchange; a benefit corporation whose articles of incorporation are to be amended pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 607.602
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • 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.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Party to a merger: means any domestic or foreign entity that will merge under a plan of merger. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Public benefit: means a positive effect, or the minimization of negative effects, taken as a whole, on the environment or on one or more categories of persons or entities, other than shareholders in their capacity as shareholders, of an artistic, charitable, economic, educational, cultural, literary, religious, social, ecological, or scientific nature, from the business and operations of a social purpose corporation. See Florida Statutes 607.502
  • Share exchange: means a transaction pursuant to…. See Florida Statutes 607.01401
  • 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
  • Social purpose corporation: means a corporation that is formed, or has elected to become, subject to this part, the status of which as a social purpose corporation has not been terminated. See Florida Statutes 607.502
  • Specific public benefit: means a benefit identified as a purpose of the social purpose corporation which is set forth in the articles of incorporation and is consistent with a public benefit. See Florida Statutes 607.502
  • Specific public benefit: includes , but is not limited to:
    (a) Providing low-income or underserved individuals or communities with beneficial products or services;
    (b) Promoting economic opportunity for individuals or communities beyond the creation of jobs in the normal course of business;
    (c) Protecting or restoring the environment;
    (d) Improving human health;
    (e) Promoting the arts, sciences, or advancement of knowledge;
    (f) Increasing the flow of capital to entities that have as their stated purpose the provision of a benefit to society or the environment; and
    (g) Any other public benefit consistent with the purposes of the benefit corporation. See Florida Statutes 607.602
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subsidiary: means , in relation to a person other than an individual, an entity in which the person owns beneficially or of record 50 percent or more of the outstanding equity interests. See Florida Statutes 607.502
  • Subsidiary: means , in relation to a person other than an individual, an entity in which a person owns beneficially or of record 50 percent or more of the outstanding equity interests. See Florida Statutes 607.602
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Third-party standard: means a recognized standard for defining, reporting, and assessing the societal and environmental performance of a business which is:
    (a) Comprehensive, because it assesses the effect of the business and its operations upon the interests listed in…. See Florida Statutes 607.502
  • Third-party standard: means a recognized standard for defining, reporting, and assessing the societal and environmental performance of a business which is:
    (a) Comprehensive, because it assesses the effect of the business and its operations upon the interests provided in…. See Florida Statutes 607.602
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • 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
  • Voting group: means all shares of one or more classes or series that under the articles of incorporation or this chapter are entitled to vote and be counted together collectively on a matter at a meeting of shareholders. 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
  • Writing: means printing, typewriting, electronic communication, or other communication that is reducible to a tangible form. See Florida Statutes 607.01401