36-10-18. Definitions.

Terms used in §§ 36-10-18 through 36-10-52 mean:

(1)    "Board of Examiners," or "board," the South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners;

(2)    "Physical therapist," a person licensed in this state to practice physical therapy under the provisions of this chapter;

(3)    "Physical therapy," the practice of physical therapy as defined in § 36-10-18.1;

(4)    "Physical therapist assistant," a person who is a graduate of an accredited physical therapist assistant education program as determined by the board, who has passed an examination approved by the board, and who assists in providing physical therapy services under the supervision of a physical therapist;

(5)    "Physical therapy advisory committee," the committee provided for in this chapter.

Source: SL 1955, ch 96, § 1; SDC Supp 1960, § 27.09A01; SDCL § 36-10-1; SL 1972, ch 205, § 1; SL 1978, ch 270, § 1; SL 1996, ch 231, § 1; SL 2017, ch 173, § 1; SL 2020, ch 157, § 3.