Current through August 30, 2021

The Board may grant certification for dry needling to a physical therapist who completes an application, pays the applicable fees, and meets the following requirements: (7-1-21)T

01. Training and Education. At least one (1) year of practice as a licensed physical therapist and successful completion of a Board approved course that is a minimum of twenty-seven (27) hours of in-person instruction of which no less than sixteen (16) hours must be hands-on application of dry needling techniques by the physical therapist. (7-1-21)T
02. Course Approval. The Board will review course curriculum, including a course syllabus, prior to approval. The course must: (7-1-21)T
a. Be taught by a qualified instructor as shown by education and experience; (7-1-21)T
b. Include instruction and training on indications/contraindications for dry needling, safe needling technique, and blood borne pathogens; (7-1-21)T
c. Require successful completion of an assessment of proficiency in dry needling, which includes a practical demonstration of the physical therapist's dry needling skills. (7-1-21)T
03. Course Completion. Completion of this education and training may have occurred prior to the effective date of these rules. (7-1-21)T


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