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Facility Application Process

  • Directions: Read the Directions on how to use this application
  • Solo Practice Licensure Questions: Determine whether you qualify for the Solo Practice exception
  • FAQs: Read the Physical Therapy Facility frequently-asked questions
  • Application: Proceed to the Physical Therapy Facility licensure application

Physical Therapy Facility Online Application


By the Division of Professional Licensure

About the Facility Application Process

Solo Practice Licensure Questions

The Board of Registration of Allied Health Professions offers this series of questions as a decision-making tool to help you decide if your office needs a Physical Therapy Facility license.

1. Is the office in which Physical Therapy treatment is provided currently licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health?

Yes The practice does not need a Physical Therapy Facility license because there is an exception for facilities already licensed by DPH.

No Go to question 2.

2. Is the place, office, clinic or establishment in which Physical Therapy treatment is provided a Physical Therapy practice which is owned by a physical therapist?

No The place, office, clinic or establishment must have a Physical Therapy Facility license.

Yes Go to question 3.

3. Does one physical therapist own at least 51% of the practice?

No The practice must have a Physical Therapy Facility license.

Yes Go to question 4.

4. Does the owner/physical therapist participate in the management of the practice?

No The practice must have a Physical Therapy Facility license.

Yes Go to question 5.

5. Does the owner/physical therapist have both access to and control over the patient and business records?

No The practice must have a Physical Therapy Facility license.

Yes Go to question 6.

6. Is the owner/physical therapist in a business partnership with any other physical therapist and/or physical therapist assistant relative to this practice?

Yes The practice must have a Physical Therapy Facility license.

No Go to question 7.

7. Is any other physical therapist and/or physical therapist assistant an employee of the practice?

YesThe practice must have a Physical Therapy license.

No Go to question 8.

8. Does any other physical therapist and/or physical therapist assistant provide treatment at or through the owner/ physical therapist's practice? (For example, does an independent contractor cover the practice during vacations?)

No The practice does not need a Physical Therapy license because it qualifies as a Solo Practice.

Yes Go to question 9.

9. Does this additional physical therapist and/or physical therapist assistant provide treatment at or through the owner/ physical therapist's practice for 25 days per year or more?

Yes The practice must have a Physical Therapy Facility license.

No The practice does not need a Physical Therapy Facility license because it qualifies as a Solo Practice.

 
If you have walked through the Solo Practice Decision Tool above and determined that you are a solo practitioner, then please fill out the form below. Please keep the Board apprised of your current information and complete an application if your circumstances change.

Solo Practice Form

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If you have questions regarding this Application, please contact the Board.

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