RS27344 / H0339
The purpose of this legislation is to make a correction to the Physical Therapy Practice Act by allowing the
Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board to approve the required courses for a physical therapist to practice
dry needling. The current statute requires the courses be accredited by a national organization; however, no
national organizations accredit courses in dry needling. This legislation will give the Idaho Board the authority
to determine which courses meet their standards.
There is no fiscal impact to the state General Fund, the Idaho Board of Physical Therapy's fund balance, or any
local governments because it does not create any new state program and does not compel any new state action.
Emily Hunter
Idaho Physical Therapy Association
(208) 921-4593
DISCLAIMER: This statement of purpose and fiscal note are a mere attachment to this bill and prepared by a proponent
of the bill. It is neither intended as an expression of legislative intent nor intended for any use outside of the legislative
process, including judicial review (Joint Rule 18).
Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Note Bill SOP/FN INTRODUCED: 01/20/2020, 9:50 AM

Statutes affected:
Bill Text: 54-2225