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Virginia Physical Therapy Unprofessional Conduct

Any PT or PTA licensed by the Board or practicing pursuant to a compact privilege shall be considered guilty of unprofessional conduct if he:

  • Engages in the practice of physical therapy under a false or assumed name or impersonates another practitioner of a like, similar or different name.
  • Knowingly and willfully commits any act which is a felony under the laws of this Commonwealth or the United States, or any act which is a misdemeanor under such laws and involves moral turpitude.
  • Aids or abets, has professional contact with, or lends his name to any person known to him to be practicing physical therapy illegally.
  • Conducts his practice in such a manner as to be a danger to the health and welfare of his patients or to the public.
  • Is unable to practice with reasonable skill or safety because of illness or substance abuse.
  • Publishes in any manner an advertisement that violates Board regulations governing advertising.
  • Performs any act likely to deceive, defraud or harm the public.
  • Violates any provision of statute or regulation, state or federal, relating to controlled substances.
  • Violates or cooperates with others in violating any of the provisions of this chapter or regulations of the Board.
  • Engages in sexual contact with a patient concurrent with and by virtue of the practitioner/patient relationship or otherwise engages at any time during the course of the practitioner/patient relationship in conduct of a sexual nature that a reasonable patient would consider lewd and offensive.


Va. Code Ann. § 54.1-3483

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