37-11-106. Application and administration of topical medications -- prescription, purchasing, and recordkeeping requirements. (1) A licensed physical therapist may apply or administer topical medications by:
(a) direct application;
(b) iontophoresis, a process whereby topical medications are applied through the use of electricity; or
(c) phonophoresis, a process whereby topical medications are applied through the use of ultrasound.
(2) A licensed physical therapist may apply or administer the following topical medications:
(a) bactericidal agents;
(b) debriding agents;
(c) anesthetic agents;
(d) anti-inflammatory agents;
(e) antispasmodic agents; and
(3) Topical medications applied or administered by a physical therapist must be prescribed on a specific or standing basis by a licensed medical practitioner authorized to order or prescribe topical medications. Topical medications dispensed under this section must comply with United States food and drug administration packaging and labeling guidelines.
(4) Appropriate recordkeeping is required of a physical therapist who applies or administers topical medications as authorized in this section.