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Jurisprudence: Physical Therapy Practice in Illinois

presented by Pam Kikillus, PT, DHSc, OCS, CHT, FAAOMPT

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Financial: Pam Kikillus receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. She has no other relevant financial relationships.

Nonfinancial: Pam Kikillus 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: 26 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 40 Minutes

This course will describe and apply jurisprudence as it relates to the practice of physical therapy in Illinois. Topics will include licensure, supervision, rules of practice, and disciplinary actions. It applies to PTs and PTAs practicing in all settings in the state of Illinois.

Meet Your Instructor

Pam Kikillus, PT, DHSc, OCS, CHT, FAAOMPT

Pam Kikillus received her entry-level physical therapy degree and a Doctor of Health Science degree from the University of Indianapolis. She is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist, a certified hand therapist, and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. She practices physical therapy and provides clinical mentorship at Olympic Sport and…

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1. The Role of Jurisprudence and the Practice of Physical Therapy

This chapter describes the people affected by this practice act, including PTs and PTAs. It gives an overview of the purpose and function of jurisprudence.

2. Licensure: Qualifications, Renewal, and Reciprocity

This chapter highlights the requirements for initial licensure, license renewal, and reciprocity with other states.

3. Supervision and the Practice of Physical Therapy

This chapter describes specific rules of supervision related to PTAs and aides. It describes several specific interventions and aspects of PT care that require additional or specific qualifications, such as dry needling and direct access.

4. Disciplinary Action

This chapter highlights several specific examples of actions that may result in discipline. It describes the steps of a hearing and the potential outcomes based on the findings.

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