Attorney General Opinion
On December 2, 2015 Attorney General, Mark Brnovich issued an opinion related to A.R.S. § 32-2042(C)(D).
No. I15-012 (R15-015) Re: Are chiropractors, their profession or any other profession or individual exempt from the title and term protection granted to physical therapists under A.R.S. § 32-2042(C)(D).
You have asked whether chiropractors and others are prohibited from using the word “physiotherapy” and other terms that are restricted to services provided by or under the direction of a licensed physical therapist pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes (“A.R.S.”) § 32-2042 (C) and (D).
Everyone in Arizona, including chiropractors, is subject to the prohibition in Section 32-2042 on the use of the word “physiotherapy” and other words, abbreviations or insignia indicating or implying directly or indirectly that physical therapy is provided or supplied, including the billing of services labeled as physical therapy, unless those services are provided by or under the direction of a licensed physical therapist.