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Approve Licensure for Recreational Therapy

While Recreational Therapy practice has the potential to be beneficial for persons served, it also has the potential to cause harm if not practiced according to the most current Recreational Therapy professional standards and ethical guidelines. The issue of protecting the public from harm resulting from unregulated Recreational Therapy practice is the most important basis for legal recognition. Regulation of practice through licensure will ensure that Recreational Therapy is provided to the pubic by qualified and competent practitioners.

*** NOTE: The RT Licensure in PA Bill is currently being drafted. As soon as it is finalized, PA Senators and Representatives will be contacted to co-sponsor the Bill. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Heather R. Porter at

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