Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners:

An Inventory of Records at the Texas State Archives, 1970-1993



Overview

Creator: Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Title: Records
Dates: 1970-1993
Abstract: Types of records of the Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, opinions, audiotapes, copies of legislative bills, newsclippings, and press releases. Records range in date from 1970 to 1993. Correspondence is largely with Board and Committee members, the Governor, the Attorney General, Assistant Attorneys General, State Representatives and Senators, and the Sunset Commission. Topics include licensing of physical therapists; whether or not to combine the Physical Therapy Examiners Board, the Advisory Board of the Occupational Therapists, and the Advisory Committee of the Athletic Trainers under one administrative agency; budgetary concerns of the Board; the administration of licensure examinations; license renewal; hearings; and investigations following complaints filed against Physical Therapists.
Quantity: 2 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners was established by the 62nd Legislature during regular session through Senate Bill 344 in 1971. This board is obligated to enforce the Texas Physical Therapy Practice Act (TPTPA) which was enacted to protect the citizens of Texas from unqualified persons practicing physical therapy. The board is responsible for examining and licensing only those physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who meet the standards set forth in the Act. The board conducts investigations of all charges and complaints involving possible illegal practices or alleged violations of the TPTPA. It has the power to revoke or suspend licenses and to reprimand or place on probation a licensee for violation of the TPTPA or of rules adopted by the board.

The policymaking body of the agency is a nine-member board, appointed by the governor with the concurrence of the Senate for overlapping six-year terms. Six members must be licensed physical therapists and three members, subject to certain restrictions, must be members of the general public. Various committees within the board are appointed and disbanded by the chairperson according to need.


Scope and Contents of the Records

Types of records of the Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners include correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, opinions, audiotapes, copies of legislative bills, newsclippings, and press releases. Records range in date from 1970 to 1993. Correspondence is largely with Board and Committee members, the Governor, the Attorney General, Assistant Attorneys General, State Representatives and Senators, and the Sunset Commission. Topics include licensing of physical therapists; whether or not to combine the Physical Therapy Examiners Board, the Advisory Board of the Occupational Therapists, and the Advisory Committee of the Athletic Trainers under one administrative agency; budgetary concerns of the Board; the administration of licensure examinations; license renewal; hearings; and investigations following complaints filed against Physical Therapists.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


 

Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged in order as received. Some of the records appear to be arranged in roughly reverse chronological order.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

See the Archives' Preservation Officer to arrange to hear audiotapes.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Subjects:
Physical therapists--Licenses--Texas.
Physical therapists--Texas.
Physical therapy--Law and legislation--Texas.
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Physical therapists--1970-1993.
Memorandums--Texas--Physical therapists--1970-1993.
Minutes--Texas--Physical therapists--1970-1993.
Reports--Texas--Physical therapists--1970-1993.
Audio tapes--Texas--Physical therapists--1970-1993.
Bills (legislative records)--Texas--Physical therapists--1970-1993.
Press releases--Texas--Physical therapists--1970-1993.
Functions:
Licensing physical therapists.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners, Organization chart, 1995, fractional.
Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, Records, 1971-1986, 3 cubic ft.
Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, Minutes, October 1971-October 2001, 2.59 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call numbers are 1998/166-1 through 3.]
Texas Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners, Minutes, November 1993-May 2001, 0.12 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 1998/165.]
Texas Secretary of State, Statutory Filings Division, Statutory Documents Section, Rosters of Physical Therapists, 1972-1995, 3.58 cubic ft.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Records, Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1995/162

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners on August 22, 1995.

Processing Information

Lisa M. Hendricks, October 1995


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Records, 1970-1993,
2 cubic ft.

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1995/162-1 Communications with Sunset Commission Staff, 1978-1984
Sunset Commission correspondence, 1983-1989
Sunset Commission Meeting, 1984
Physical Therapy Examiners (PTE) Board responses to Sunset Commission proposed combination of Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, and Occupational Therapy, 1984
Attorney General Correspondence:
1993
1992
1990-1991
1988-1989
1985-1987
1984
1979-1983
1972-1978
Governor's Office Correspondence, 1971-1984
Communications with Assistant Attorney General's (A.A.G.) Office, Judy Qadim'asil:
1988-1989
assigned to PTE Board 6/30/88 thru (Replaced Celina Romero), 1989
Communications with A.A.G.:
Celina Romero, 1987-1988
Nazario Saldana, 1986
Susan German, 1985-1986
Case files sent to Susan German Assistant Attorney General to PTE Board, 1985-1986
Pete Nolan, Attorney General Representative, 1980
Attorney General Opinions of Interest to Physical Therapy Examiners (PTE) Board, 1970-1988
Attorney General Opinions Requested by the PTE Board, 1974-1988
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1995/162-2 Letters to Board Members during 65th Legislature, 1977
State Representatives Correspondence, 1974-1975
Correspondence, Senators and Representatives, HB [House Bill] 1209 and HB 1388, 1973-1975
Board Member Correspondence:
1986
1985
1984
Correspondence to all Board Members:
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
Attorney General Approval of Proposed Rules, 1985-1992
Athletic Trainers Task Committee, 1982
Budget Committee Correspondence:
1985
1984
1983
1982
1980
Rules Committee, 1980-1987
Ethics Committee, 1982-1984
Education Committee Correspondence:
1984-1985
1983-1984
1982-1983
1980-1986
Legislative Budget Board Correspondence, 1979-1988