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Florida Physical Therapy Responsibilities
Direct Supervision – Supervision of subordinate personnel performing directed actions, while the licensed supervisor is immediately physically available.
General supervision – Supervision of a physical therapist assistant, other than by direct supervision, whereby the physical therapist is accessible at all times by two-way communication, available, to respond to an inquiry when made and readily available for consultation during the delivery of care, and is within the same geographic location as the physical therapist assistant.
What are the overall responsibilities of the PT and PTA?
Physical therapy is a profession involving skilled practice of patient care. The primary concern of the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant is always the safety, well being, and best interest of the patient who must therefore recognize and carry out services consistent with legal rights and personal dignity of the patient.
Accordingly, it is the responsibility of all physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to:
Which services can only be performed by a licensed physical therapist?
Physical therapist’s professional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
What are the responsibilities of the PT when delegating?
Physical therapists shall:
Fla. Stat. § 486.021
Fla. Admin. Code § 64B17-6.001