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Wisconsin PT Aides
What is an aide expressly prohibited from doing?
A physical therapist may not direct unlicensed personnel to perform tasks which require the decision making or problem solving skills of a physical therapist, including but not limited to patient examination, evaluation, diagnosis, or determination of therapeutic intervention.
What are the responsibilities of the PT when delegating to an aide?
In providing direct on−premises supervision, the physical therapist shall do all of the following:
What type of supervision is required?
A physical therapist shall provide direct on−premises supervision of unlicensed personnel at all times.
What is the ratio between supervising PTs and aides?
The total number of physical therapist assistants providing physical therapy services and unlicensed personnel performing patient related tasks under supervision may not exceed a combined total of four (4).
Wis. Admin. Code Trans. PT 5.02