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Proposed Bill Would Allow Direct Access to Physical Therapists

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 1:06pm

EL PASO - Some physical therapists in Texas say they want direct access to their patients.

A proposed bill could give physical therapists access to their patients without any barriers

Currently, patients who live in Texas cannot access a physical therapist without a prior referral.

Physicians, dentists and chiropractors are just some of the professionals allowed to determine if patients need physical therapy.

Some physical therapists say they are at least as qualified, if not more, to make the same judgments.

NewsChannel 9 will continue to follow this story.

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