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Utah PT Supervision Definitions 

General Supervision - Supervision and oversight of a person by a licensed PT when the licensed PT is immediately available in person, by telephone, or by electronic communication to assist the person.

Licensed Physical Therapist - A person licensed in Utah to engage in the practice of physical therapy.

Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant - A person licensed in Utah to engage in the practice of physical therapy under the supervision of a licensed PT.

On-Site Supervision - Supervision and oversight of a person by a licensed PT or a licensed PTA when the licensed PT or licensed PTA is:

    • Continuously present at the facility where the person is providing services;
    • Immediately available to assist the person; and
    • Regularly involved in the services being provided by the person.

Physical Therapy Aide - A person who:

    • Is trained, on-the-job, by a licensed PT; and
    • Provides routine assistance to a licensed PT or licensed PTA, while the licensed PT or licensed PTA practices physical therapy, within the scope of the licensed PT’s or licensed PTA’s license.

Routine Assistance - Engaging in assembly and disassembly, maintenance and transportation, preparation and all other operational activities relevant to equipment and accessories necessary for treatment and providing only that type of elementary and direct patient care which the patient and family members could reasonably be expected to learn and perform.

Supportive Personnel - A PTA or a physical therapy aide and does not include a student in a PT or PTA program.

Reference

Utah Code § 58-24b-102

Utah Admin. Code r. 156-24b-102

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