Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill that revises certain provisions regarding the licensure of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
House Bill 1070 removes the requirement that physical therapists and physical therapist assistants meet with the same patients in the same place at the same time, which physical therapist have said has been a burden in rural areas. It also adds a requirement for continuing education. South Dakota currently is one of only two states without some form of mandatory continuing education.
SDAHO supports the measure.