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Physical Therapy Services Provided in a Nursing Facility
“Physical therapy service” means those services ordered by a physician for a patient or upon a physician's referral and provided to a patient by or under the supervision of a physical therapist.
Physical therapy services shall include but are not limited to:
Policies and Procedures
Each physical therapy service Unit shall have written policies and procedures for the management of the physical therapy service.
The policies and procedures shall be established and implemented by the patient care policy committee in consultation with a physical therapist.
The physical therapy service unit shall be under the direction of a physical therapist.
A physical therapist assistant shall treat patients only under the supervision of a physical therapist in accordance with the Physical Therapy Practice Act.
A physical therapy aide shall work only under the direct supervision of a physical therapist.
There shall be physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and physical therapy aides to meet the identified needs of the patients.
Equipment shall be sufficient to provide the physical therapy services offered. The equipment shall include but not be limited to:
Adequate space shall be maintained for the necessary equipment needed to provide physical therapy service. The minimum floor area for physical therapy service shall be 28 square meters (300 square feet), no dimension of which shall be less than 3.7 meters (12 feet).
A sink shall be provided in the treatment area and shall have controls other than hand controls.
The toilet facilities shall be located nearby and equipped with grab bars on both sides of the commode and the space shall be of sufficient size to allow for patient transfer activities.
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22 CCR § 72409
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