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Michigan PT Aides
What is an aide expressly prohibited from doing?
A physical therapist shall not delegate the performance of a physical therapy intervention to an unlicensed individual.
What are the responsibilities of the PT when delegating to an aide?
A physical therapist who delegates acts, tasks, or functions shall also comply with all of the following:
What type of supervision is required?
A physical therapist who delegates acts, tasks, or functions to an unlicensed individual shall provide direct supervision of the unlicensed individual.
"Direct supervision" means that the physical therapist is physically present and immediately available for direction and supervision when patients or clients are present at the time the act, task, or function is performed, and that the physical therapist has direct contact with the patient or client during each visit.
What is the ratio between supervising PTs and aides?
A physical therapist shall not supervise more than three (3) unlicensed individuals at the same time.
Mich. Admin. Code R. 338.7139