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Objectives

 
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At the end of the course, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify key components of the preferred PT/PTA relationship.
  • List the responsibilities of each person in an effective PT/PTA team.
  • Identify APTA standards, policies, and documents that provide guidance regarding PT and PTA interaction.
  • Recognize the PTA’s responsibilities in representing physical therapy and their scope of work during interactions with the patient and other members of the health-care team.
  • Identify the various organizations and regulatory bodies that influence the scope of work of the PTA.
  • Give examples of different types of regulations pertaining to direction and supervision that might appear within a given state’s practice act.
  • Discuss the Minnesota Physical Therapy Practice Act’s requirements for PTA direction and supervision.
  • Compare and contrast Minnesota physical therapy statutes/rules regarding direction and supervision with APTA positions and Medicare guidelines.
  • Give examples of components of documentation that can and cannot be performed by the physical therapist assistant (PTA), according to the Minnesota Physical Therapy Practice Act, the APTA and/or Medicare.
  • Describe the documentation that is required in Minnesota when directing/supervising a physical therapist assistant.

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