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New York PT/PTA Students
Exemption for PT Students
A physical therapy student from engaging in clinical practice under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist as part of a program conducted in an approved school of physical therapy or in a clinical facility or health care agency affiliated with the school of physical therapy and supervision of a physical therapy student by a licensed physical therapist shall be on-site supervision and not necessarily direct personal supervision;
Exemption for PTA Students
A physical therapist assistant student may engage in clinical assistance under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist as part of a program conducted in an approved program for physical therapist assistants or in a clinical facility or health care agency affiliated with the program for physical therapist assistants.
Supervision of a physical therapist assistant student by a licensed physical therapist shall be on-site supervision and not necessarily direct personal supervision.
What type of supervision is required for a student?
Students fulfilling the clinical portion of a physical therapy or physical therapist assistant education program must be under the on-site but not necessarily direct, personal supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
Supervision of a PTA student must be by a licensed physical therapist. It must be on-site supervision, but not necessarily direct, personal supervision. A PTA may act as a Clinical Instructor for the PTA student. However, overall responsibility for the supervision of the PTA student rests with the PT.
N.Y. EDN Law 136 § 6736
NY PT Board Practice Guideline 7