Maine Revised Statutes

§3111. Definitions

As used in this chapter, unless the context indicates otherwise, the following terms shall have the following meanings. [1979, c. 555, §2 (NEW).]

1. Board.  "Board" means the Board of Examiners in Physical Therapy as created in section 3112.
[ 1979, c. 555, §2 (NEW) .]
2. Direction.  "Direction" means continuing verbal and written contact by a physical therapist with a physical therapist assistant including periodic on-site supervision adequate to ensure the safety and welfare of the patient.
[ 1979, c. 555, §2 (NEW) .]
3. Physical therapist.  "Physical therapist" means a person who practices physical therapy.
[ 1979, c. 555, §2 (NEW) .]
4. Physical therapist assistant.  "Physical therapist assistant" means a person who assists in the practice of physical therapy.
[ 1979, c. 555, §2 (NEW) .]
5. Physical therapy.  "Physical therapy" is the practice the scope of which is set forth in section 3111-A.
[ 2007, c. 402, Pt. N, §1 (AMD) .]
6. Practice of physical therapy.  "Practice of physical therapy" means the rendering or offering to render any service involving physical therapy for a fee, salary or other compensation, monetary or otherwise, paid directly or indirectly.
[ 1979, c. 555, §2 (NEW) .]
7. Referral.  "Referral" means the request of a doctor of medicine, surgery, osteopathy, podiatry or dentistry to a physical therapist to accept one of his patients for treatment.
[ 1983, c. 468, §9 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1979, c. 555, §2 (NEW). 1983, c. 468, §9 (AMD). 2007, c. 402, Pt. N, §1 (AMD).