Physical therapists performing dry needling in Florida are required to meet the standards set forth in section 486.117, Florida Statutes (F.S.), and rule 64B17-6.008, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.)
Within 60 days of the effective date of rule 64B17-6.008, F.A.C., on April 19, 2021, or within 60 days of the intent to perform dry needling in Florida, a licensed and qualified physical therapist performing dry needling, shall submit to the Board of Physical Therapy Practice, Form DH5057-MQA, Physical Therapist Dry Needling Attestation.
An adverse medical incident that is a direct result of physical therapy treatment involving dry needling shall be reported within 15 days of the incident, using Form DH5053-MQA, Physical Therapy Dry Needling Adverse Medical Incident Report.
Law and Rule:
- Section 486.117, F.S., Physical therapist; performance of dry needling; and
- Rule 64B17-6.008, F.A.C., Minimum Standards of Practice for the Performance of Dry Needling.