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Illinois Physical Therapy Aides
What is the definition of an aide?
"Physical therapy aide" means a person who has received on the job training, specific to the facility in which he is employed.
What can an aide do?
Physical therapy aides perform patient care activities under the on-site supervision of a licensed physical therapist or licensed physical therapist assistant. These patient care activities shall not include interpretation of referrals, evaluation procedures, the planning of or major modifications of, patient programs.
What is an aide expressly prohibited from doing?
What are the responsibilities of the PT when delegating to an aide?
What type of supervision is required?
What is the ratio between supervising PTs and aides?
Required designation for aides
225 ILCS 90/1
225 ILCS 90/2