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California Physical Therapy Supervision Definitions

Adequate Supervision of a Physical Therapist Assistant - A PT shall at all times be responsible for all physical therapy services provided by the PTA and shall ensure that the PTA does not function autonomously. The PT has a continuing responsibility to follow the progress of each patient and is responsible for determining which elements of a treatment plan may be assigned to a PTA.

Non-Patient Related Task - A task related to observation of the patient, transport of patients, physical support only during gait or transfer, housekeeping duties, clerical duties and similar functions.

Patient Related Task - A physical therapy service rendered directly to the patient by an aide, excluding non-patient related tasks as defined below.

Physical Therapist - A person who is licensed to practice physical therapy in California.

Physical Therapist Assistant - A person who is licensed in California to assist in the provision of physical therapy under the supervision of a licensed PT. “Physical therapy assistant” and “physical therapist assistant” shall be deemed identical and interchangeable terms.

Physical Therapy Practice Act- Consists of Chapter 5.7, of Division 2, of the Business and Professions Code


Cal. Bus. and Prof. Code 2601

16 CCR § 1398.3

16 CCR § 1398.44

16 CCR § 1399

16 CCR § 1399.60

16 CCR § 1399.76

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