Rule 64B17-6.008 is effective on 04/19/2021

Posted in Latest News on April 16, 2021.

Dry Needling

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.

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