§ 43-33-10. General powers and duties of board.





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§ 43-33-10. General powers and duties of board

In carrying out the provisions of this chapter, the board shall, in addition to the other powers conferred upon it under this chapter, have the power to:

(1) Prepare or approve all examinations or applicants for licenses;
(2) Determine the qualifications of and authorize the issuance of licenses to qualified physical therapists and physical therapist assistants;
(3) Determine the qualifications for and approve educational programs that prepare physical therapists and physical therapist assistants for the purpose of determining qualifications of applicants for licensure;
(4) Initiate investigations of alleged or suspected violations of the provisions of this chapter or other laws of this state pertaining to physical therapy and any rules and regulations adopted by the board. For this purpose, any board member or authorized agent of the board shall have the power and right to enter and make reasonable inspection of any place where physical therapy is practiced;
(5) Conduct all hearings in contested cases according to Chapter 13 of Title 50, known as the 'Georgia Administrative Procedure Act';
(6) Discipline any person licensed under this chapter, or refuse to grant, renew, or restore a license to any person upon any ground specified in this chapter;
(7) Adopt a seal, the imprint of which together with the authorized signature of either the division director or other member authorized by the board shall be effective to evidence its official acts;
(8) Establish licensing fees and maintain in the office of the division director a register of all persons holding a license and a record of all inspections made;
(9) Adopt and publish in print or electronically a code of ethics;
(10) Issue training permits;
(11) Adopt such rules and regulations as shall be reasonably necessary for the enforcement and implementation of the provisions and purposes of this chapter and other laws of this state insofar as they relate to physical therapy;
(12) Administer the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact contained in Article 2 of this chapter; and
(13) Conduct criminal history records checks as determined by the board through the Georgia Crime Information Center and Federal Bureau of Investigation for purposes of issuing licenses; provided, however, that reports from such record checks shall not be shared with entities outside of this state.

Cite as OCGA § 43-33-10

History. Amended by 2019 Ga. Laws 37, §2, eff. 7/1/2019.

Amended by 2010 Ga. Laws 615, §10, eff. 6/3/2010.