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Ethics, Laws, Regulations for California Physical Therapists

$18.00 [2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

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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

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 YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
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

Occupational Therapist

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

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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