Private Payers / Direct Access

Direct Access by State

Direct access in Rhode Island:
  • Must disclose to the patient in writing the scope and limitations of the practice of physical therapy and shall obtain their consent in writing.
  • Must refer the patient to a doctor of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, podiatry or chiropractic within 90 days after the treatment commenced (unless the treatment has concluded).
  • Must have 1 year clinical experience to practice without referral.

APTA RI PO Box 459
Tolland, CT 06084
(857) 702–9915