MS HB419 | 2021 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 2-0)
Status: Failed on February 2 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-02-02 - Died In Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


An Act To Amend Section 73-23-33, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Define The Terms "physical Therapy Aide" Or "physical Therapy Technician" For The Purposes Of The Physical Therapy Practice Law; To Amend Section 73-23-35, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Revise The Circumstances And Criteria Under Which A Physical Therapist May Implement Physical Therapy Treatment Without A Referral From Another Health Care Provider; To Amend Section 73-23-39, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Revise The List Of Persons Who Are Permitted To Practice Physical Therapy In This State Without Obtaining A Mississippi License; To Amend Section 73-23-41, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Revise The Composition Of The State Board Of Physical Therapy; To Delete The Prohibition On Being Appointed For More Than Two Consecutive Terms On The Board; To Amend Section 73-23-43, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Authorize The Board To Issue Subpoenas For The Attendance And Testimony Of Witnesses And The Production Of Papers, Records Or Other Documentary Evidence, And To Enforce Those Subpoenas In Court; To Authorize The Board To Determine And Collect, At The Time Of New Licensure And Licensure Renewal, A Core Set Of Data Elements Deemed Necessary For The Purpose Of Workforce Planning; To Amend Section 73-23-51, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Revise The Provisions Authorizing The Licensing Of Physical Therapists And Physical Therapist Assistants By Reciprocity; To Amend Section 73-23-53, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Delete The Authority Of The Board To Issue A Temporary License To Physical Therapists Or Physical Therapist Assistants Licensed In Other States During A Disaster Or Emergency; To Amend Section 73-23-59, Mississippi Code Of 1972, To Conform The Grounds For Disciplinary Action Against A Physical Therapist For Implementing Physical Therapy Treatment Without A Referral To The Amendment To Section 73-23-35 In This Act; And For Related Purposes.

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Physical therapy practice laws; revise various provisions of.



2021-02-02HouseDied In Committee
2021-01-18HouseReferred To Public Health and Human Services

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ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
732333Amended CodeSee Bill Text
732335Amended CodeSee Bill Text
732339Amended CodeSee Bill Text
732341Amended CodeSee Bill Text
732343Amended CodeSee Bill Text
732351Amended CodeSee Bill Text
732353Amended CodeSee Bill Text
732359Amended CodeSee Bill Text

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