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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Rosters of physical therapists, 1972-1995,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Secretary of State, Statutory Filings Division, Statutory Documents Section:

An Inventory of Rosters of Physical Therapists at the Texas State Archives, 1972-1995



Overview

Creator: Texas. Secretary of State. Statutory Filings Division. Statutory Documents Section.
Title: Rosters of physical therapists
Dates: 1972-1995
Abstract: These records consist of computer printouts of rosters of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants licensed to practice in the State of Texas, dating 1972-1995. The rosters include license number, name, address, status (active, expired less than 2 years, expired greater than 2 years), license date, type of license (therapist, therapist assistant), and license expiration date. In several rosters, temporary licenses are listed in a separate printout.
Quantity: 3.58 cubic ft.
Language English.

Agency History

The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners was created in 1971 (Senate Bill 344, 62nd Legislature, Regular Session). Its functions include the examining and licensing of all physical therapists and physical therapist assistants, and the registration and regulation of physical therapy facilities. The board is authorized to revoke or suspend licenses and to reprimand or place on probation licensed practitioners who violate the Texas Physical Therapy Practice Act or board rules. More than 8,600 physical therapists and physical therapist assistants held active licenses in 1995.

The law required the board to transmit an annual list of all licensed physical therapy practitioners to the Texas Secretary of State, which then transferred the list to the Texas State Archives for distribution to the public on request. This distribution arrangement lasted through 1995.

The Statutory Documents Section of the Texas Secretary of State appoints, reappoints, and commissions all notaries public for the state; records the charters of home rule cities; files amendments of charters of incorporated towns and villages; files bonds or copies of bonds for state officers and state employees, members of governing bodies of certain constitutionally authorized political subdivisions, and general law districts; files the constitutional statement of bribery; issues cards to all labor organizers in the state; files labor union annual reports; registers business opportunity sellers in Texas; registers health spas, athlete agents, and credit service organizations; licenses and regulates automobile clubs; files deeds of cession; and files rosters of numerous licensed professionals.

In 1999, the 76th Texas Legislature, Regular Session (Senate Bill 234), removed the requirement to file rosters of licensees with the Texas Secretary of State, for ten state regulatory agencies. In addition to physical therapists, this included social workers, engineers, chiropracters, psychologists, optometrists, funeral directors, occupational therapists, property tax professionals, and orthotics/prosthetics providers. Each of these boards is still required to provide public access to those rosters.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

These records consist of computer printouts of rosters of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants licensed to practice in the State of Texas. These rosters date 1972-1995. The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, which does the actual licensing of physical therapists, furnished the rosters annually to the Texas Secretary of State. The rosters list all licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in Texas, and include license number, name, address, status (active, expired less than 2 years, expired greater than 2 years), license date, type of license (therapist, therapist assistant), and license expiration date. In several rosters, temporary licenses are listed in a separate printout. In 1992 the Board of Physical Therapy Examiners requested that the Texas State Library, when it received requests for copies of the list from the public, use a second roster, which eliminated names of persons whose licenses had been expired more than five years (both copies are included in these records).

License verification for physical therapists is now possible by searching an on-line database at http://www.ecptote.state.tx.us/license/verify_physical_therapist.php.

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.

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Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged chronologically, then alphabetically within each year's roster.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
Subjects:
Physical therapists--Texas.
Physical therapy assistants--Texas.
Document Types:
Rosters--Texas--Physical therapists--1972-1995.
Rosters--Texas--Physical therapy assistants--1972-1995.
Functions:
Registering physical therapists.

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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 State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, Records, 1970-1993, 2 cubic ft.
Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, Records, 1971-1986, 3 cubic ft.
Texas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, Minutes and agenda, 1971-2001, 2.59 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call numbers are 1991/080-1 thru 2 and 1998/166-1 thru 3.]
Texas Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners, Organization chart, 1995, fractional
Texas Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners, Minutes and agenda, 1993-1997, 1999-2001, 0.12 cubic ft. [There is no finding aid for these unprocessed records. Call number is 1998/165.]

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Rosters of physical therapists, Statutory Documents Section, Statutory Filings Division, Texas Secretary of State. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1980/184, 1981/144, 1982/318, 1983/150, 1984/159, 1985/107, 1986/090, 1986/121, 1987/103, 1987/106, 1988/109, 1989/110, 1989/112, 1989/139, 1990/121, 1991/110, 1991/125, 1992/073, 1992/079, 1993/134, 1994/075, 1995/105

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Statutory Documents Section of the Statutory Filings Division of the Texas Secretary of State on April 15, 1980; April 20, 1981; June 4, 1982; May 3, 1983; June 13, 1984; April 18, 1985; February 7 and March 17, 1986; March 13, 1987; March 10, 1988; March 14, 1989; April 4, 1990; March 13, 1991; March 2, 1992; March 11, 1993; March 8, 1994; and April 10, 1995; and by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners on March 11, 1987; March 13, 1989; May 13, 1989; April 3, 1991; and March 17, 1992.

Processing Information

Paul Beck, April 1995

Tony Black, March 2003

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

Rosters of physical therapists, 1972-1995,
3.58 cubic ft.

box folder
307-290 160-1 1972
160-2 1973
160-3 1974
160-4 1975
160-5 1976
160-6 1977
160-7 1978
160-8 1979
160-9 1980
160-10 1981
160-11 1982
160-12 1983
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1984/159-1 March 28, 1984
April 11, 1985
March 6, 1986
March 9, 1987
(transferred directly by the Board)
March 11, 1987
March 7, 1988
March 6, 1989
(transferred directly by the Board)
March 6, 1989
(transferred by the Secretary of State; not identical to previous roster)
box
1984/159-2 May 23, 1989
(transferred directly by the Board)
March 7, 1990
box
1984/159-3 March 7, 1991
March 26, 1991
(revised, transferred directly by the Board)
box
1984/159-4 February 27, 1992
March 5, 1992
(transferred directly by the Board)
(Persons whose licenses had been expired more than five years are not on this roster, which the Board voted would be the one sold to the public.)
box
1984/159-5 1993 [missing as of March 2003]
March 2, 1994
March 2, 1995

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