The Board is a state licensing and regulatory agency authorized by the legislature to protect the public against the unqualified, incompetent, unprofessional and unlawful practice of physical therapy. The Mississippi Physical Therapy Practice Act establishes the standards for the practice of physical therapy and defines the scope and limitations of practice. The Board adopts regulations to carry out the laws governing the practice of physical therapy. As a part of its licensing role, the Board examines educational training credentials of applicants, sets standards for continuing competence and makes final licensing decisions on physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. In its regulatory role, the Board receives, investigates, and adjudicates complaints against licensees and others who violate the physical therapy licensing law.
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 9 of House Bill 309 of the 2017 Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature, that the Physical Therapy Compact Commission is proposing the following rules for adoption:(Click to View)
In order to view the upcoming changes to the rules and regulations, click the rules and regulations section on the left side of the home page.
The Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy (Board) will hold a "Special Called Meeting" on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. The Board will conduct the meeting through teleconference. The meeting, which is being held for the purpose of allowing the Board to act on compact licensure and proposed regulations, will be available for public attendance and participation at the Board office located at 840 East River Place, Suite 503, Jackson, MS 39202.
Below are the new Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) dates: