HB 24-1327

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Apr 24, 2024
  • Passed House Apr 24, 2024
  • Passed Senate May 02, 2024
  • Signed by Governor Jun 05, 2024

Sunset Physical Therapists

Abstract

The act continues the regulation of physical therapists and physical therapy assistants until September 1, 2035. The act also authorizes physical therapists to recommend and prescribe durable medical equipment to patients without a prescription from a physician. The act updates the definition of the practice of "physical therapy" to include wound debridement and also adds to the definition the ongoing review, integration, and understanding of a patient's or client's prescription and nonprescription medication regimen. The act also updates the titles and abbreviations that only a person licensed as a physical therapist or a physical therapy student may use. Currently, a physical therapist is authorized to perform wound debridement under the order of a physician or a physician's assistant. The act authorizes physical therapists to perform wound debridement under the order of an advanced practice nurse. The act clarifies that a physical therapist assistant may not perform sharp wound debridement, but may perform general wound care and nonsharp debridement. The act changes the term "foreign-trained" in reference to internationally educated applicants for licensure to instead describe an applicant who is educated by a program that is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education or a comparable organization. APPROVED by Governor June 5, 2024 EFFECTIVE August 7, 2024(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

Bill Sponsors (3)

Votes


May 02, 2024

Apr 24, 2024

Actions


Jun 05, 2024

Office of the Governor

Governor Signed

May 17, 2024

Office of the Governor

Sent to the Governor

Senate

Signed by the President of the Senate

House

Signed by the Speaker of the House

May 02, 2024

Senate

Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

May 01, 2024

Senate

Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments

Senate

Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
Appropriations

Apr 29, 2024

Senate

Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Finance

Apr 24, 2024

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance

  • Introduction
Finance

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 23, 2024

House

House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee

House

House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations House Committee of the Whole

Apr 15, 2024

House

House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations

  • Referral-Committee
Appropriations Finance

Apr 09, 2024

House

House Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Amended to Finance

  • Referral-Committee
Finance Health & Human Services

Feb 21, 2024

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Human Services

  • Introduction
Health & Human Services

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Signed Act (06/05/2024) PDF
Final Act (05/17/2024) PDF
Rerevised (05/02/2024) PDF
Revised (05/01/2024) PDF
Reengrossed (04/24/2024) PDF
Engrossed (04/23/2024) PDF
Introduced (02/21/2024) PDF
PA1 (04/09/2024) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note SA1 (04/20/2024) PDF
Fiscal Note SA2 (04/30/2024) PDF
Fiscal Note FN1 (03/06/2024) PDF

Sources

Data on Open States is updated periodically throughout the day from the official website of the Colorado General Assembly.

If you notice any inconsistencies with these official sources, feel free to file an issue.