2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
October 25, 2019 - Introduced by Representatives VanderMeer, Magnafici,
Bowen, Horlacher, Krug, Kulp, Mursau, Petryk, Skowronski, Tusler and
Wichgers, cosponsored by Senators Testin,
Nass, Schachtner and
Kooyenga. Referred to Committee on Health.
1An Act to amend
448.52 (1m) (c) of the statutes; relating to: the practice of
2physical therapy students and physical therapist assistant students and
3granting rule-making authority.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill 1) modifies the practice permissions for physical therapy students and
physical therapist assistant students to eliminate requirements that they be
assisting physical therapists when practicing and 2) allows the Physical Therapy
Examining Board to promulgate rules related to the supervision of students who
perform physical therapy procedures and related tasks.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
448.52 (1m) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
(c) A physical therapy student assisting a physical therapist in the
6practice of physical therapy
or a physical therapist assistant student assisting a
7physical therapist in
performing physical therapy procedures and related tasks, if 8the assistance doing so
is within the scope of the student's education or training. The
1examining board may promulgate rules related to the supervision of students who
2perform physical therapy procedures and related tasks.