ORS 688.015¹
Findings and purpose

(1) The Legislative Assembly finds and declares that providing for state administrative control, supervision, licensure and regulation of the practice of physical therapy in this state serves the purpose of protecting the public health, safety and welfare.

(2) It is the intent of the Legislative Assembly that only individuals who meet and maintain prescribed standards of competence may engage in the practice of physical therapy as authorized by ORS 688.010 (Definitions for ORS 688.010 to 688.201) to 688.201 (Disposition of receipts) and implemented by the Physical Therapist Licensing Board. [2005 c.627 §1]

Note: 688.015 (Findings and purpose) and 688.035 (Short title) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 688 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 688—Therapeutic and Technical Services: Physical Therapists; Radiologic Technologists and Radiation Therapists; Hemodialysis Technicians; Athletic Trainers; Respiratory Therapists, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­688.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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