The documents guiding the provision of physical therapy services in
Illinois are the laws of the state that govern the licensing of PTs and
PTAs. Please note that the Act and Rules change periodically. IPTA members
are notified of these critical changes in member communications and the
Sunset review of all professions in Illinois occurs every 10 years.
The next scheduled review occurs in 2016. During the past Sunset review,
the Illinois Physical Therapy Association played a pivotal role in
ensuring the continuity and continuance of the profession, through our
professional lobbyist and the grassroots efforts of many members.
The purpose of the Sunset law is to provide oversight and regulatory
accountability for the numerous licensed agencies, programs, and
professions in Illinois. Sunset provides a system for the termination or
continuation of such agencies, programs, or profession. Regulatory
accountability for licensed professionals rests within the Department of
Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional
Regulation. The regulatory power granted to the agency is to protect the
public health, safety, or welfare of the citizens of Illinois. To that
extend the Act (5 ILCS 80) requires that the regulation of professions
and occupations be reviewed by the Governor and the General Assembly
every ten years.
Your education, experience and licensure are the basis for your
livelihood. While IPTA provides the means for physical therapy
professionals in Illinois to influence the laws that govern their
profession, the elected leadership cannot do it alone. Ensuring the
future of PTs and PTAs as licensed professionals is critical to the
future of physical therapy in Illinois and we need all licensed PTs and
PTAs as members to allow us to make the necessary investments to insure
the profession's future in Illinois.
Illinois Physical Therapy Act
Rules for the Administration of the Illinois Physical Therapy Act