WCPT guideline for the development of a system of legislation/regulation/recognition of physical therapists

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This guideline supports WCPT’s policy statement on regulation and its member organisations, in developing or reviewing systems of legislation/regulation/recognition of physical therapists, including the preparation of legislation, such as a Physical Therapy Practice Act. It is in the public interest for the practice of physical therapy to be regulated as such systems protect the health and safety of the public. Elements that are integral to regulation/recognition will also promote trust and confidence in the profession. Fundamental to these mechanisms is the identification of physical therapy as a responsible self-governing health profession that sets and maintains prescribed levels of competence.