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Ethics, Laws, Regulations for California Physical Therapists

$18.00 [2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #03-017

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Course Description

Compiled directly from 2011 information from the APTA, Ethics, Laws & Regulations – California Physical Therapyfulfills the 2 hour continuing competency requirements for ethics, laws and regulations for physical therapists practicing in the state of California. This course focuses on Licensure Regulations, California Regulations, APTA Code of Ethics and Guide for Professional Conduct with interpretations and examples of each Code of Ethics Principle. The Guide provides a framework by which physical therapists may determine the propriety of their conduct.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and interpret APTA Code of Ethics Principles.
  2. Understand the correct use of physical therapist assistants and aides
  3. Identify and interpret CA licensure and regulations.
  4. Define and apply CA continuing competency regulations.
  5. Identify and apply the propriety of conduct as defined in the Guide of Professional Conduct.

Ethics, Laws, Regulations for California Physical Therapists

Introduction 0.04 Contact Hours
Licensure and Regulation 0.48 Contact Hours
California Regulations 0.50 Contact Hours
APTA Code of Ethics 0.30 Contact Hours
APTA Guide for Professional Conduct 0.68 Contact Hours

 Total = 2 Contact hours

Instructional Level: Basic

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Board Approval Status

Occupational Therapist

State Board Approval
Alabama YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Alaska YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Arizona YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Arkansas YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
California YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Colorado YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Connecticut YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Delaware YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
District of Columbia YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Florida YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses(We do not report to CE Broker for OT)
Georgia YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Hawaii YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Idaho YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Illinois YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Indiana YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Iowa YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Kansas YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Kentucky YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Louisiana YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Maine YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Maryland YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Massachusetts YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Michigan YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Minnesota YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Mississippi YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Missouri YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Montana YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Nebraska YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Nevada YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
New Hampshire YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
New Jersey YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
New Mexico YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
New York YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
North Carolina YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
North Dakota YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Ohio YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Oklahoma YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Oregon YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Pennsylvania YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Rhode Island YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
South Carolina YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
South Dakota YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Tennessee YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Texas YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Utah YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Vermont YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Virginia YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Washington YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
West Virginia YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Wisconsin YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Wyoming YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses

Physical Therapist

State Board Approval
Alabama We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, New York, Illinois, Ohio, or Florida board approvals.
Alaska YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Arizona YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Arkansas YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
California YES! California Physical Therapy Board
Colorado YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Connecticut YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Delaware We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, New York, Illinois, Ohio, or Florida board approvals.
District of Columbia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, New York, Illinois, Ohio, or Florida board approvals.
Florida We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, New York, Illinois, Ohio, or Florida board approvals.
Georgia YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Hawaii YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Idaho YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Illinois YES! Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (License No. 216.000269)
Indiana YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Iowa YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Kansas YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Kentucky YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Louisiana We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, New York, Illinois, Ohio, or Florida board approvals.
Maine YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Maryland We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, New York, Illinois, Ohio, or Florida board approvals.
Massachusetts YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Michigan YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Minnesota We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, New York, Illinois, Ohio, or Florida board approvals.
Mississippi YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Missouri YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Montana YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Nebraska YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Nevada We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, New York, Illinois, Ohio, or Florida board approvals.
New Hampshire YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
New Jersey We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, New York, Illinois, Ohio, or Florida board approvals.
New Mexico We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, New York, Illinois, Ohio, or Florida board approvals.
New York YES! New York State Education Department.
North Carolina YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
North Dakota YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Ohio We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, New York, Illinois, Ohio, or Florida board approvals.
Oklahoma We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, New York, Illinois, Ohio, or Florida board approvals.
Oregon YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Pennsylvania We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, New York, Illinois, Ohio, or Florida board approvals.
Rhode Island YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
South Carolina YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
South Dakota YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Tennessee We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, New York, Illinois, Ohio, or Florida board approvals.
Texas We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, New York, Illinois, Ohio, or Florida board approvals.
Utah YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Vermont YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Virginia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, New York, Illinois, Ohio, or Florida board approvals.
Washington YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
West Virginia We recommend you check with your board to see if they will accept our California, New York, Illinois, Ohio, or Florida board approvals.
Wisconsin YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Wyoming YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval

The board approval status information is provided based on our current understanding of the licensing agencies. Please note that it is the responsibility of each licensee to verify acceptance of our courses with their licensing agency.

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