On May 23, 2014 Oklahoma Gov Mary Fallin signed HB 1020, granting Oklahomans direct access to evaluation and treatment by physical therapists (PTs) without a physician referral.
The bill, which was promoted by the Oklahoma Chapter of APTA (OPTA), permits patients to be evaluated and treated by a physical therapist for 30 days without a referral from a physician or other provider.
Previously, physical therapists in Oklahoma could provide an evaluation to patients without a referral, but state law required a physician referral for any kind of treatment. This direct access allows you to take a more active role in your own health care and choose safe and effective treatment directly from physical therapists.
You need physical therapy and don’t have a doctor referral? No problem, come in to see us at Oklahoma Physical Therapy.