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Alabama Physical Therapy Supervision and Delegation
Supervision and Delegation
Direction means the action of the physical therapist in delegating duties to a physical therapist assistant, maintaining close communication with the physical therapist assistant, and overseeing the physical therapist assistant'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 by this Board to practice physical therapy in the State of Alabama generally are:
General Responsibilities when Supervising/Delegating
The physical therapist 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