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.
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, the current Renewal Certificate, and a Consumer Information Sign to operate legally in Texas.
A Registration Certificate and/or the Renewal Certificate is the property of the Board and must be surrendered on demand to the Board.
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