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Title 26: Professions and Occupations

Chapter 38: PHYSICAL THERAPISTS

Sub-Chapter 02: Administration

26 V.S.A. § 2091. Director of the office of professional regulation; duties



§ 2091. Director of the office of professional regulation; duties

The director of the office of professional regulation, with the advice of the advisors appointed under this chapter, shall:

(1) provide general information to applicants for admission to licensure as physical therapists or physical therapist assistants;

(2) explain appeal procedures to licensees and applicants and complaint procedures to the public;

(3) explain sanctions, including license revocation and suspension, which may be imposed in disciplinary cases, the criteria by which sanctions are selected, and procedures for reinstatement where appropriate;

(4) administer fees as previously established by law;

(5) receive and evaluate applications for licensure, provide for examinations and set passing scores, provide licenses to applicants qualified under this chapter, renew, revoke, and reinstate licenses, or otherwise discipline licensees as ordered by an administrative law officer;

(6) issue to each person licensed a certificate of licensure which shall be prima facie evidence of the right of the person to whom it is issued to practice as a licensed physical therapist or to represent himself or herself as a licensed physical therapist assistant, subject to the conditions and limitations of this chapter; and

(7) adopt rules necessary to perform his or her duties under this chapter. (Added 1981, No. 227 (Adj. Sess.), § 6; amended 1989, No. 250 (Adj. Sess.), § 4(d); 1997, No. 40, § 49(a); 2005, No. 27, § 57.)