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Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy
The Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy is an eight member board appointed by the Governor to safeguard the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Georgia. The Board meets approximately 6 times each year to administratively control, supervise and regulate the 4,310 licensed physical therapists and 1,236 licensed physical therapist assistants practicing in Georgia.
Physical Therapy is the examination, treatment, and instruction of people to detect, assess, prevent, correct, alleviate, and limit physical disability, bodily malfunction and pain from injury, disease and conditions. Licensed physical therapists practice in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, nursing homes, schools and private practices. The physical therapist assistant is supervised and directed by a licensed physical therapist.
Board meetings are open to the public and are generally held at the Secretary of State’s office in Macon. During the meetings, the Board reviews correspondence, applications for licensure, and complaints. Persons wishing to submit complaints or other matters for Board consideration should submit the matter in writing to the office.
The Professional Licensing Boards Division experienced a major server system malfunction on June 17th that resulted in a lingering interruption of service. Although we have not corrected every issue, important progress has been made. Starting on June 24th, manual submissions of applications and renewals for professional licenses began to be processed again by SOS staff. The SOS IT Team and the vendor will continue to work around the clock to enable online applications and renewals. We still expect this particular interruption to continue through much of the week of June 23rd. Please continue to check the website for further updates. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this continues to cause.