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Alabama PT Supervision and Delegation
Supervision and Delegation
"Direction" means the action of the PT in delegating duties to a PTA, maintaining close communication with the PTA, and overseeing the PTA's activities on a frequent regularly scheduled basis.
"Supervision" means the direct onsite overseeing of the performance of assigned or delegated duties or functions.
What are the Responsibilities of the Physical Therapist?
The roles and responsibilities of a person licensed to practice physical therapy in the State of Alabama generally are:
General Responsibilities when Supervising/Delegating
The PT must assume primary responsibility for physical therapy care rendered under his/her supervision or direction. Both direction and supervision include, when appropriate, observation of the application of physical therapy procedures, conferences related to patient progress, verbal and written reports.
Ala. Admin. Code r. 700-X-3-.03