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Arizona PT/PTA Students
Can students practice in a clinical setting?
Students in a professional education program approved by the board who is satisfying supervised clinical education requirements related to the person’s PT or PTA education may practice while under the on-site supervision of a PT.
What kind of supervision is required for student PTs and PTAs?
On-site supervision of a PT.
On-site supervision means that the supervising PT is on site and is present in the facility or on the campus where assistive personnel or a holder of an interim permit is performing services, is immediately available to assist the person being supervised in the services being performed and maintains continued involvement in appropriate aspects of each treatment session in which a component of treatment is delegated.
If an individual other than a PT or PTA makes an entry into the patient record, the supervising PT co-signs the entry.
How must students identify themselves?
Students should be identified as either “PT Student” or “PTA Student”.
A.R.S. § 32-2021
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