A: A small group will have CE report with old requirements due December 2020.The 1st full cycle under new Rules will be 1/1/2021 - 12/31/2022.
Direct access — the patient/client directly asks the physical therapist to provide services (the patient/client refers themselves) and the physical therapist freely decides his conduct and takes full responsibility for it.
Also, the physical therapist has direct access to patients/clients and determines their need for the physical therapist’s examination/assessment and intervention/treatment without referral from a third party.
The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) recognises the absolute importance of developing and documenting agreed standards for the practice of physical therapy.
These standards are necessary to: Scope of practice — is a statement describing physical therapy within the context of the regulatory environment and the evidence base for practice within a jurisdiction.
These may differ from country to country and are determined by national legislation, national authorities and the professional organisation.