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Jurisprudence for Indiana Physical Therapy Practice

presented by Aimee E. Perron, PT, DPT, NCS, CEEAA

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Financial: Financial: Aimee E. Perron is a paid speaker for Evidence In Motion. She also receives compensation from MedBridge for this course.

Nonfinancial: Aimee E. Perron is a delegate and board member for APTA Massachusetts. She has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 56 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 24 Minutes

All physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in the state of Indiana are required to take ethics and jurisprudence as part of their licensing renewal. This course provides a detailed look at the Indiana Physical Therapy Practice Act, including a review of licensing requirements to ensure you practice in compliance with the state's mandates. Therapists and therapist assistants who embrace a culture of knowing their practice act and code of ethics can create a culture where problems are prevented and risk is mitigated. Additionally, this course will provide information and case-based examples to help improve your PT practice through better understanding of the Indiana Physical Therapy Practice Act.

Learning Objectives
  • Differentiate between laws, rules/regulations, and policies that apply to PTs and PTAs licensed in Indiana
  • Differentiate between morals and ethics that apply to PT and PTA practice
  • Recognize the key elements of the Indiana Practice Act in order to locate and select appropriate segments for application
  • Interpret a difficult situation to determine the best course of action using the Code of Ethics and Guide for Professional Conduct

Meet Your Instructor

Aimee E. Perron, PT, DPT, NCS, CEEAA

Aimee E. Perron is currently an assistant professor and associate director of clinical education at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her MS in physical therapy from Boston University and her DPT from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. She has more than 27 years of experience as a physical therapist and clinical…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

1. Overview of Laws, Rules and Regulations, and Policy

This chapter explores the distinctions between three elements that shape the legal landscape of physical therapy licensure and practice. An overview of the laws, rules and regulations, and policies that govern physical therapy practice will be reviewed.

2. Licensure: Indiana Physical Therapy Practice Act

This chapter will review the Indiana Physical Therapy Practice Act as it relates to licensure requirements.

3. Practice Responsibilities Part 1: Indiana Physical Therapy Practice Act

This chapter will review the Indiana Physical Therapy Practice Act as it relates to physical therapist scope of practice. Additionally, this chapter will cover the specific regulations related to documentation and billing, sharp debridement referral, and the standard for competent practice.

4. Practice Responsibilities Part 2: Indiana Physical Therapy Practice Act

This chapter will review the Indiana Physical Therapy Practice Act as it relates to supervision responsibilities of physical therapist assistants, the role of the physical therapist assistant, and supervision responsibilities of unlicensed personnel and students.

5. Ethics in Practice: Indiana Physical Therapy Practice Act

This chapter reviews the topics of professional accountability, ethical behavior, and professional boundaries by presenting and examining case-based examples. Additionally, the presenter will discuss the specific Indiana regulations around violations and penalties.

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