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New Jersey Physical Therapy Aides
What can an aide do?
Licensed physical therapists may delegate the following to unlicensed persons:
Routine tasks relating to:
Such other assignments with respect to patient care as may be specifically made by the licensed physical therapist, including:
What is an aide expressly prohibited from doing?
A licensed physical therapist shall not authorize or permit an unlicensed person to engage in the following activities:
Administration of physical modalities by employees of physical therapists
A licensed physical therapist shall not permit an employee to administer physical modalities to patients unless that employee is a licensed physical therapist, licensed physical therapist assistant, or other health care provider licensed in this State to administer those modalities.
Physical modalities mean ultraviolet (B and C bands) and electromagnetic rays, including, but not limited to, deep heating agents, microwave diathermy, shortwave diathermy, and ultrasound or any other treatment proscribed by the board.
N.J.A.C § 13:39A-2.4