Note: Facility registration for Occupational Therapy Facilities and Physical Therapy Facilities will no longer be required as of September 1, 2019 due to changes to the OT Practice Act and PT Practice Act that take effect that day.
Facility Registration in Texas
The Texas Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Practice Acts require that facilities providing occupational therapy or physical therapy must be registered, unless exempt by law (see Who Must Register?)
Every registered facility must have a Therapist in Charge form on file with the Board. If a facility offers both occupational therapy and physical therapy, there must be an OT in Charge and a PT in Charge.
Registration must be complete before OT or PT services may be provided in the facility. Therapists who work in facilities that are not exempt and not registered can be disciplined by the Board. Facilities that violate the law can be fined.
A registered facility is subject to random, on-site inspections by investigators of the Board.
A registered facility must display prominently the original Registration Certificate and a Consumer Information Sign to operate legally in Texas..
The following changes must be reported to the Board in writing (email or fax) within 30 days of the date the change occurred:
- Therapist in Charge change
- Facility address or name changes
- Changes to managing partners or officers in the business entity that owns the facility
- Sale or closure of a registered facility