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Michigan PT Assistants
What are the responsibilities of the PT when delegating to a PTA?
A physical therapist who delegates acts, tasks, functions, or interventions shall also comply with all of the following:
What type of therapist supervision is required?
A physical therapist who delegates acts, tasks, functions, or interventions to a physical therapist assistant shall provide general supervision of the physical therapist assistant.
"General supervision" means that the physical therapist is not required to be physically present on site, but must be continuously available at the time the procedure is performed. Continuously available includes availability by telecommunication or other electronic device.
What is the ratio between supervising PTs and PTAs?
A physical therapist shall not supervise more than four (4) physical therapist assistants at the same time.
Mich. Admin. Code R. 338.7138