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BPHTE : news

Board News: Announcements and Updates

Criminal Background Check

MD Health Conection Letter from Secretary Joshia Sharfstein

NPTE - Practice Analysis

Board Interpretation - Restricted License

Upcoming Events

Changes to the Practice Act

Pain = Harm = Abuse Issue Board Response

Oasis Forms Response

Attorney General's Opinion


The AG's opinion was received August 17, 2011

The Acupuncture Board has requested an Attorney General's opinion as to whether physical therapists may perform dry needling and any other invasive procedures. Comment period ended March 28, 2010. The Physical Therapy Board and the American Physical Therapy Association submitted information in support of invasive procedures to include dry needling, EMG's, wound care, etc. When the Opinion is forthcoming the Board will make an announcement to its licensees and the general public.

Download AG Opinion PDF

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