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The North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Created in 1951 by the General Assembly to establish and maintain minimum standards for the practice of physical therapy to protect the safety and welfare of the citizens of North Carolina
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Important: The North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners has moved.
The new office address is:
8300 Health Park, Suite 233, Raleigh, NC 27615. 
Phone: 919-490-6393 or 800-800-8982; Fax: 919-490-5106. 


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Important Official Notice:  Re-adoption of Rules following Periodic Review - 2018

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, the NCBPTE is complying with the Periodic Rules Review Process and re-adopting it’s rules.
Rules to be adopted without substantive changes:

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Official Notice for NC Register

Written Comment Period-  October 15-December 14, 2018.  Comments should be directed to:
Debbie Ragan, PT, DPT Deputy Director
NC Board of PT Examiners
8300 Health Park  Suite 233
Raleigh, NC  27615
Email:  dragan@ncptboard.org

Public Hearing- December 5, 2018- 2:00pm
(Siena Hotel, 1505 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill NC 27514)

These rules for readoption are published on the Board’s website as a public service.  However, the official version of the proposed rule is maintained by the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), and can be reviewed at http://www.ncoah.com/.


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Disclaimer: Information on this site is believed to be accurate but not guaranteed. The State of North Carolina and the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners disclaims liability for any errors or omissions. To verify any information please contact the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
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