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Guidelines for Determining Permanent Impairment and Capacity

$54.00 [6.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]

Course Number: #03-305

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CEU Course Description

This course provides guidelines for determining permanent impairment and loss of wage earning capacity.  It is based upon guidelines set by New York State Workers' Compensation Board. The following topics are discussed in doing so: types of disabilities under the workers' compensation law; maximum medical improvement; the role of examining health providers; types of final evaluation examinations; schedule awards and non-schedule awards; upper extremities; lower extremities; the nervous system; the visual system; loss of hearing; the spine and pelvis; the brain; pain; and other injuries and occupational diseases.

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss who is allowed to submit medical evidence on the patient's behalf.

2.  Enumerate the needed actions by the physician in order to prepare a report on permanent impairment.

3.  Explain when evaluation of permanent disability occurs.

4.  Investigate from the date of injury or disablement when MMI can and cannot be determined for cases that do not involve surgery or fracture.

5.  Compare and contrast schedule awards vs. non-schedule awards criteria and classification.

6.  Examine how the schedule is focused depending on the value of the extremity and the part affected.

7.  Elucidate how hearing loss is calculated for every decibel that the hearing level of an ear exceeds 25 dB.

8.  Identify the most common cause of anosmia and how this plays a role in the disfunction of the nervous system.

9.  Describe the functions that the evaluation of visual impairment is based on.

CEU Course Syllabus / Outline

Introduction 0.30 CEUs 
Upper and Lower Extremity Disability 1.68 CEUs
Nervous and Visual System and Loss of Hearing   0.66 CEUs
Spine and Pelvis 2.23 CEUs
Brain 0.36 CEUs
Pain 0.60 CEUs
Other Injuries and Occupational Diseases 0.17 CEUs

Total = 6 Contact hours/0.6 CEUs


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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
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Connecticut YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
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District of Columbia YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
Florida YES! Please check with your board to verify if they accept NBCOT (We do not report to CE Broker for OT or COTA)
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Hawaii YES! NBCOT doesn't approve providers - COTA and OTR may take our courses
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Alabama YES! Effective October 1, 2014, the Alabama Board of Physical Therapy does not pre-approve continuing education providers. It is the licensee’s responsibility to determine if the continuing education activities completed meet the requirements of the board. (http://pt.alabama.gov/conted.aspx)
Alaska YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
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California YES! California Physical Therapy Board
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Connecticut YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
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Georgia YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
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Kentucky YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval for Category 2 continued competency only
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Montana YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
Nebraska YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
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New York YES! New York State Education Department
North Carolina YES! Accepts California Physical Therapy Board Approval
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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
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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
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