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Georgia PT Responsibilities and Delegation
Which services can only be performed by a licensed physical therapist?
The PT is fully responsible for managing all aspects of the physical therapy care of each patient. The PT shall provide:
The PT shall communicate the overall plan of care with the patient or the patient's legally authorized representative.
What are the responsibilities of the PT when delegating?
A PT shall assure the qualifications of all PTAs and aides under his or her direction and supervision.
The primary responsibility for physical therapy care assisted by supportive personnel rests with the supervising physical therapist. Adequate supervision requires, at a minimum, that a supervising physical therapist perform the following activities:
Ga. Code Ann. § 43‐33‐18
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 490-9-.02