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The Physical Therapy Compact is an agreement between member states to improve access to physical therapy services for the public by increasing the mobility of eligible physical therapy providers to work in multiple states.

The Physical Therapy Compact Commission is the governing body comprised of the member states established to implement the provisions of the PT Compact.

  • Member States The following map provides the current status of the Compact.
  • PT Compact Commission Delegates The PT Board in each member state selects a delegate to the PT Compact Commission. The delegate must be a current member of the PT Board and one of the following: 
    • physical therapist
    • physical therapist assistant
    • public member
    • board administrator
  • PT Compact Commission Executive Board The PT Compact Commission elects the seven-member Executive Board from the Compact Commission Delegates to represent the member states as a whole. In addition, representatives from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) serve as non-voting ex-officio members.

The Physical Therapy Compact was officially enacted on April 25, 2017, when the tenth U.S. state enacted the Compact legislation. The following documents govern the operations of the Commission.

2018 Physical Therapy Compact Commission Draft Rules Amendments Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Public Comment

  • Model PT Compact Legislation This is the model statutory language that must be enacted by a state to join the PT Compact
  • PT Compact Bylaws These are the bylaws that govern the internal affairs or actions of the PT Compact Commission.
  • PT Compact Rules These are the rules that clarify the provisions of the model legislation and govern the process associated with practicing with a Compact Privilege.
  • PT Compact Policies and Procedure - Coming soon

Notice of upcoming meetings, agendas, and minutes of the Physical Therapy Compact Commission, including meetings of the Executive Board and standing committees.

This year's meetings Notice of upcoming meetings, agendas, and minutes of the Physical Therapy Compact Commission.

Meeting minutes Minutes serve as the record of motions that come before the Commission and the Executive Board. Minutes from the Commission and the Executive Board are available on the web for 5 years. Prior years are available on request.

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The Physical Therapy Compact is an interstate agreement between member states to provide a state-developed collaborative structure to protect the public by increasing consumer access to physical therapy services by reducing regulatory barriers to interstate mobility and cross-state practice.

PT Compact © 2017 (Operated by LCASO)