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49 Pa. Code § 40.3. Exceptions to requirement of licensure.

§ 40.3. Exceptions to requirement of licensure.

 The act continues past law in defining physical therapy and governing its practice in this Commonwealth, and it is not meant to limit or restrict those who are engaged in certain occupations or jobs which do not require a license, such as, but not limited to, physical education directors, health or recreation directors at health clubs or spas, athletic trainers and masseurs. The duties which may be properly undertaken in such occupation or job include the nontherapeutic administration of baths, massage, normal exercise, normal conditioning, and the like to normal subjects, that is those persons who have no specific pathology upon which said acts are being administered; first aid subjects are excluded. If, under their duties, unlicensed individuals perform acts, some of which are described in this section, that are deemed to relate directly or indirectly to the evaluation, treatment or therapeutic management of a specific pathology in the subject, the person administering the acts shall be subject to fine and penalty as provided by law.


   The provisions of this §  40.3 adopted July 29, 1977, effective July 30, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 2138.

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