Greetings all members,
I hope you are adjusting well to the newly relaxed guidelines and mandates due to the pandemic. I am writing to inform you that the new direct access regulations will take effect Thursday July 1, 2021. Below is a synopsis of the new regulation with a link to the law.
Effective July 1, 2021, patients seen under Direct Access can be treated for 60 days without a referral. As before with the 30 day requirement, after the 60 day period has elapsed, the physical therapist may contact the medical doctor identified by the patient (if one is given) to have the medical doctor provide a prescription/referral for the continuation of care. No other provisions of this regulation have changed with the enactment of this law.