Vermont Approves Interstate PT Compact
On June 1st, Governor Phil Scott signed H.77, An act relating to Vermont’s adoption of the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact, into law, becoming the 34th state to approve the agreement. The law is slated to take effect on July 1, 2024. The process to begin issuing and accepting privileges usually takes 8 – 12 months.
For the actual bill language, click here (https://legislature.vermont.gov/Documents/2024/Docs/BILLS/H-0077/H-0077%20As%20Passed%20by%20Both%20House%20and%20Senate%20Unofficial.pdf).
The top legislative priority of the APTA VT this session, the PT Compact will allow Vermont licensed PTs to enjoy much more flexibility to practice in other Compact states, most notably New Hampshire. Connecticut also passed the PT Compact through its legislature and is awaiting the Governor’s signature. For more information on which states are in the Compact, click here (https://ptcompact.org/).