Scope of Practice

Scope of Practice

U.S. State Dry Needling Scope of Practice Decisions

Resource: Federation of State Boards

The American Physical Therapy Association states that Dry Needling is within the scope of practice for a Physical Therapist. Several other health professions cite that dry needling is within their specific scope of practice as well. There are however, specific U.S. state rules, regulations and guidelines that do not permit the practice of dry needling. It is your responsibility to know, understand and practice within the specific rules, regulations and guidelines of your state, jurisdiction and professional license.
The Integrative Dry Needling Institute LLC is solely an educational resource to provide the knowledge and technical skills necessary to deliver safe and effective dry needling treatment. The Integrative Dry Needling Institute LLC does not make policy, claims, or interpretation on professional licensure or scope of practice. The Integrative Dry Needling Institute LLC encourages all participants to contact their licensing board for official positions and rulings related to the practice of dry needling.
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Alabama

ALLOWED

Alaska

ALLOWED

Arizona

ALLOWED

Arkansas

PROHIBITED

California

ALLOWED

Colorado

NO OPINION

Connecticut

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Delaware

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District of Columbia

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Florida

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Georgia

PROHIBITED

Hawaii

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Idaho

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Illinois

NO OPINION

Indiana

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Iowa

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Kansas

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Kentucky

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Louisiana

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Maine

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Maryland

NO OPINION

Massachusetts

NO OPINION

Michigan

NO OPINION

Minnesota

ALLOWED

Mississippi

NO OPINION

Missouri

ALLOWED

Montana

ALLOWED

Nebraska

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Nevada

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New Hampshire

PROHIBITED

New Jersey

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New Mexico

PROHIBITED

New York

ALLOWED

North Carolina

ALLOWED

Ohio

NO OPINION

Oklahoma

PROHIBITED

Oregon

NO OPINION

Pennsylvania

ALLOWED

Rhode Island

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South Carolina

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South Dakota

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Tennessee

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Texas

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Utah

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Vermont

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Virginia

PROHIBITED

Washington

ALLOWED

West Virginia

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Wisconsin

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Wyoming