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CA LAW EXAM STUDY GUIDE – PTBC PUBLISHED 2017

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Reinstatement of license of licensee for military active duty without examination or penalty provided:
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-Valid license when entered service -No later than one year from date of discharge -Valid affidavit showing service entrance date, whether still in serve, or discharge date and current renewal fees
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If application for reinstatement is filed more than one year after discharge date, at the discretion of the licensing agency may be required to pass an examination.
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True
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Renewal fees, continuing education requirements and other renewal requirements for licensees called to active duty may be waived if the following are met:
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-Licensee possessed current/valid license at the time called to active duty -Requirements waived only while licensee was on active duty -Written documentation substantiating active duty service provided to the board
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Once discharged, the licensee shall notify the board and meet necessary renewal requirements with in:
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-notify board within 60 days of discharge -meet necessary renewal requirements within 6 months of discharge from active service
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If the licensee or registrant will provide services for which they are licensed while on active duty their license shall be classified as:
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Military active and no private practice of any type shall be permitted.
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UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION BY LICENSEES
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Every licensee is subject to disciplinary action if:
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They refuse to perform the licensed activity, aids or incites the refusal to perform that licensed activity by another licensee or they make any discrimination or restriction in the performance of licensed activity.
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Architectural barriers to an individual with physical disabilities that conform to applicable state or local building codes & regulations shall not constitute as discrimination.
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True
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A licensee does not have to permit a person to participate, benefit from licensed activity if they:
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Pose a direct threat to the health & safety of others that cannot be eliminated by modifications of policy, practice or procedure, or by the provision of auxiliary aids or services.
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Nothing in this section requires a licensee to:
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Perform a licensed activity for which they are not qualified to perform.
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License in this section means:
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-Certificate -Permit -Authority -Registration -Any other indicia giving authorization to engage in business or profession
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SALE OF EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES, OR SERVICES FOR USE IN VIOLATION OF LICENSING
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Any person with knowledge that the selling of equipment, supplies, or services to any person with the knowledge that said equipment, supplies, or service WILL BE PROVIDED IN VIOLATION of licensing requirements will be charged with:
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A misdemeanor or a fine of no less than $1000.00 or imprisonment in county jail not to exceed 6 months
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SUSPENSION OF LICENSE FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH SUPPORT ORDER
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Failure to be compliant with a child support or judgement may result in:
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Suspension of licensee’s license
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UNEARNED REBATES, REFUNDS, AND DISCOUNTS
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The offer, delivery, receipt, or acceptance by any licensee under this division or the Chiropractic Initiative Act of any rebate, refund, commission, preference, patronage dividend, discount, or other consideration, whether in the form of money or otherwise, as compensation or inducement for referring patients, clients, customers to any person, irrespective of any membership, proprietary interest, coownership in or with any person to whom these patients, clients or customers is:
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Unlawful
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Payment or receipt of consideration for services other than the referral of patients based on a percentage of gross revenue or similar contractual arrangements:
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Shall NOT be unlawful IF the consideration is commensurate with the value of services furnished or with fair rental value of premises or equipment leased or provided by the recipient to the payer.
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Health care facility means:
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General acute care hospital, skilled nursing facility, intermediate care facility, and any other health facility licensed by the State Department of Public Health.
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Any violation of this section is a public offense and punishable by:
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-First conviction- imprisonment in county jail for not more than 1 year, a fine not exceeding $50,000.00, or by both imprisonment & fine -Second or subsequent conviction- punishable by imprisonment or imprisonment and $50,000.00 fine
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UNLAWFUL REFERRALS; DEFINITIONS
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Referring a person for laboratory, diagnostic nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, physical therapy, physical rehabilitation, psychometric testing, home infusion therapy, or diagnostic imaging goods or services is UNLAWFUL if:
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Licensee or their immediate family has a financial interest with the person or in the entity that receives the referral.
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Diagnostic imaging includes and is not limited to:
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All X-ray, computed axial tomography, magnetic resonance imaging nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography, mammography & ultrasound goods & services.
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Financial interest includes but is not limited to:
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Any type of ownership interest, debt, loan, lease, compensation, remuneration, discount, rebate, refund, dividend, distribution, subsidy, or other form of direct or indirect payment, whether in money or otherwise, between a licensee an a person or entity to whom the licensee refers for a good or service.
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It is UNLAWFUL for a licensee to enter an arrangement or scheme, such as a cross-referral arrangement, that the licensee knows, or should know, has the principle purpose of ensuring direct referrals by the licensee.
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True
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A licensee who refers a person to, or seeks consultation from, an organization in which the licensee has a financial interest, other than is prohibited in this section shall:
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Disclose their financial interest to the patient, or the parent or legal guardian of the patient, in writing, at the time of referral or request for consultation.
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If a licensee is under contract with the Department of Corrections or CA Youth Authority and the patient is an inmate or parolee of either department, disclosure of financial interests may be made to:
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Either- Department of Corrections CA Youth Authority
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Violation of subdivision (a) is considered a:
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Misdemeanor and subject to civil penalties up to $5000.00 for each offense
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Violations of subdivisions (c), (d), or (e) is a public offense
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Punishable upon conviction by a fine not to exceed $15,000.00 for each violation and appropriate disciplinary action including revocation of license.
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EXCEPTIONS TO REFERRAL PROHIBITION
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It is UNLAWFUL for a person to operate a group advertising & referral service for dentists without providing its name & address to the Dental Board of CA and is punishable as:
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A misdemeanor
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DISSEMINATION OF FALSE ADVERTISING OR MISLEADING INFORMATION CONCERNING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OR PRODUCTS; PERMISSIBLE ADVERTISING
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“Public Communication” as used in this section includes but is not limited to:
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Communication by means of mail, television, radio, motion picture, newspaper, book, list or directory of healing arts practitioners, Internet, or other electronic communication.
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It is UNLAWFUL for any licensee to disseminate any form of public communication that contains false, fraudulent, misleading, or deceptive statement, claim, or image for the purpose of inducing, directly or indirectly, the rendering of professional services or furnishing of products in connection with the professional practice or business for which they are licensed.
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True
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False, Fraudulent, Misleading or Deceptive Statement, Claim, or Image includes a statement or claim that does any of the following:
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-Contains a misrepresentation of a fact -Likely to mislead or deceive due to failure to disclose material facts -Is intended or likely to create false or unjustified expectations of favorable results -Makes a scientific claim that cannot be substantiated by reliable, peer reviewed, published scientific studies
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Any person violating this section is guilty of a:
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Misdemeanor and shall constitute good cause for revocation or suspension of license or other disciplinary action.
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Approved advertising by any person licensed may include the following:
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-Name of practitioner -Address, phone number and office hours -Statement of languages, other than English, spoken at the office.
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A physician and surgeon licensed by the Medical Board of CA shall not use the term “board certified” unless:
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The full name of the certifying board is also used and given comparable prominence with the term “board certified”.
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The CA Board of Podiatric Medicine shall adopt regulations to establish and collect reasonable fees from each board or association applying for recognition and shall be deposited in:
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State Treasury in the Podiatric Fund
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Each of the healing arts boards and examining committees shall adopt appropriate regulations and define efficacious services to be advertised by businesses or professions under their jurisdiction to determine if advertisements are false or misleading.
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True
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Until a definition of service has been issued, no advertisement for that service shall be disseminated.
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True
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If a definition of a service has not been issued by the board or committee within _______ all those holding a license may advertise the service.
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120 days
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A physician and surgeon or doctor of podiatric medicine knowingly violates this section may be punished by:
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-Cited -Assessed an administrative fine not to exceed $10,000.00 per event.
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HEALTH CARE SERVICE PLAN INFORMATION & ADVERTISING; PROHIBITION AGAINST CONTRACTING ENTITY DERIVING PROFIT FROM PLAN
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Any advertising or solicitation, or any form of evidence of coverage adopted by a health care service plan for distribution to members must comply with:
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Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975
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VIOLATIONS BY LICENSEES
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If a licensed person violates this article it constitutes as unprofessional conduct and is grounds for;
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Suspension or revocation of their license by the board by which they are licensed.
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In addition, any violation relating to any and all persons offering, delivering, receiving, accepting, or participating in any rebate, refund, commission, preference, patronage dividend, unearned discount, or consideration, whether or not licensed under this division is punishable by:
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-Misdemeanor -Imprisonment in county jail not to exceed 6 months -Fine not to exceed $2500.00 -Both
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LICENSEES’ CO-OWNERSHIP ARRANGEMENTS
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No licensee of this division may have any membership, proprietary interest or co-ownership in any form or with any person licensed of this division to whom patients or customers are referred or any profit-sharing arrangements.
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True
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REFERRALS TO ORGANIZATIONS IN WHICH LICENSEE OR FAMILY HAS SIGNIFICANT BENEFICIAL INTEREST; REQUIRED DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
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It is UNLAWFUL for a licensed person to charge, bill, or otherwise solicit payment from a patient on behalf of or refer a patient to an organization in which the licensee, or licensee’s immediate family has a significant beneficial interest unless:
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The licensee discloses in writing to the patient, that there is an interest and advises the patient that they may choose any organization for the purpose of obtaining the services ordered or requested by the licensee.
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Disclosure requirements may be met by:
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-Posting a conspicuous sign in an area likely to be seen by all patients -Providing patients with a written disclosure statement
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MEDICAL SERVICES CREDIT
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UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT – EXCESSIVE PRESCRIBING OR TREATMENT; TREATMENT FOR INTRACTABLE PAIN
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Unprofessional conduct for a physician and surgeon, dentist, podiatrist, psychologist, physical therapist, chiropractor, optometrist, speech-language pathologist, or audiologist include:
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-Repeated acts of clearly excessive prescribing, furnishing, dispensing, or administering drugs or treatment. -Repeated acts of clearly excessive use of diagnostic procedures -Repeated acts of clearly excessive use of diagnostic or treatment facilities
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Any person that engages in repeated acts of clearly excessive prescribing or administering of drugs or treatment is guilty of:
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-Misdemeanor -Fined not less than $100.00 nor more than $600.00 -Imprisonment not less than 60 days nor more than 180 days -Both
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COMMISSION OF ACT OF SEXUAL ABUSE OR MISCONDUCT WITH PATIENT OR CLIENT
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The commission of any act of sexual abuse, misconduct, or relations with patient, client, or customer constitutes unprofessional conduct and may be grounds for:
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Disciplinary action for any person licensed under this division.
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INSURANCE FRAUD- GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
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It shall constitute unprofessional conduct and grounds for disciplinary action, including suspension or revocation of license or certification if:
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-Knowingly present false or fraudulent claims for payment of a loss under contract insurance -Knowingly prepare, make, or subscribe in writing, with intent to present or be used in support of a false or fraudulent claim
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Automatic suspension of license will occur if the licensee has been convicted of any felony involving fraud in conjunction with providing benefits covered by:
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-Worker’s Compensation Insurance -Medi-Cal programs
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The board shall convene a disciplinary hearing to determine if the licensee’s license shall be:
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-Suspended -Revoked -Some other disposition consideration: Revocation with the opportunity to petition for reinstatement, suspension, or other limitations as the board sees fit.
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LICENSE REQUIRED & EXEMPTIONS- NUTRITIONAL ADVICE
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“Providing nutritional advice or giving advice concerning proper nutrition” means:
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The giving of information as to the use and role of food ingredients, including dietary supplements.
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Any person in commercial practice providing nutritional advice concerning proper nutrition shall post in an easily visible and prominent place a notice:
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-Advising that state law allows any person to provide nutritional advice -Advising that state law does NOT confer authority to anyone other than a licensed health practitioner to state that any product might cure a disease, disorder, or condition.
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PHYSICAL THERAPY- PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE ACT
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For the purpose of this chapter, “board” means:
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Physical Therapy Board of CA (PTBC)
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“Physical therapist”
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Person licensed to practice physical therapy
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“Physical therapist assistant/physical therapy assistant”
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Person licensed to assist in the provision of physical therapy under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist
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“Physical therapist technician/physical therapy aide”
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Unlicensed
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Physiotherapy and physical therapy shall be synonymous
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True
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ENFORCEMENT & ADMINISTRATION OF CHAPTER
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The board shall enforce and administer this chapter; this section shall remain in effect until:
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January 1, 2018
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PRIORITY TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC
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What is the highest priority of the board?
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To protect the public
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MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
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How many members serve on the board?
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-4 Physical therapists – one shall be involved physical therapy education -3 Public members
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PHYSICAL THERAPIST & PUBLIC BOARD MEMBERS; QUALIFICATIONS
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PT member qualifications:
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-CA resident -Poses a valid and unrestricted license in CA -Been practicing for at least 5 years
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Public member qualifications;
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-CA resident -Shall not be, nor have been an officer or faculty member of any college, school, or institution involved in PT education -Shall not be, nor have been a licentiate of the Medical Board of CA or any board under this division
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APPOINTMENT & TENURE OF MEMBERS; VACANCIES; REMOVAL
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Board terms:
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-Each member shall be appointed for a term of 4 years expiring on the first day of June of each year -No person may serve more than 2 terms of 4 years -Annually the board shall elect one of its members as president and vice president
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Board appointments;
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-The Governor shall appoint 4 PT’s and 1 public member -The Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly each appoint 1 public member
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Vacancies:
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Shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term
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The appointing officer shall have the power to remove any member of the board due to:
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-Neglect of any duty required by law -Incompetency, unprofessional or dishonorable conduct
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DUTIES OF THE BOARD
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The board shall:
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-Evaluate the qualifications of applicants for licensure -Provide examinations of PT/PTA’s and establish a passing score for each examination -Issue all licenses to practice PT in CA -Suspend or revoke licenses and otherwise enforce provisions of this chapter -Administer continuing competency program -Participate in the Delegate Assembly & assembly meetings of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy -Publish annually a newsletter containing actions taken by the board, relevant statutory & regulatory changes
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Compensation for board members:
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Per diem and expenses
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The board may employ:
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-Clerical assistants -Contract for services necessary to carry out its powers & duties -Contract with PT’s as consultants -Investigators-shall be provided training to investigate PT activities -Legal counsel
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Who will act as legal counsel for the board?
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The Attorney General
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The board or any board appointed licensed PT may:
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-Inspect, require reports from general or specialized hospital or any other facility providing PT care, treatment or services and the PT staff pertaining to PT care and documentation of said PT care
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The board shall meet;
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-At least 3 times annually – 1 Northern CA, 1 Southern CA, 1 location at the discretion of the board -4 members must be present to conduct business
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Board meetings shall comply with the:
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Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act
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The board shall hear all matters:
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-Contested cases -Petition for reinstatement -Restoration -Modification of probation
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SCOPE OF REGULATION & EXEMPTIONS- PHYSICAL THERAPY DEFINED & RESTRICTED
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Physical therapy means:
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The art & science of physical or corrective rehabilitation or of physical or corrective treatment of any bodily or mental condition of any person by the use of the physical, chemical, and other properties of heat, light, water, electricity, sound, massage, and active, passive, and resistive exercise, and shall include physical therapy evaluation, treatment, planning, instruction and consultive services.
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The practice of physical therapy:
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Includes promotion & maintenance of physical fitness to enhance the bodily movement related to health & wellness of individuals through the use of physical therapy interventions.
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DIRECT PHYSICAL THERAPY TREATMENT SERVICES
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A person may initiate physical therapy treatment directly from a licensed physical therapist if the treatment is within the scope of practice of the physical therapist.
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True
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If at any time the PT feels that the patient’s signs & symptoms of a condition that is beyond their scope of practice or is not progressing toward documented treatment goals the PT:
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Shall refer the patient to a person holding a physician and surgeon’s ceritificate
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The PT shall disclose to the patient:
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Any financial interest they have in treating the patient.
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With written authorization from the patient the PT shall notify:
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The patient’s physician and surgeon, if any, that the PT is treating the patient.
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The PT shall not continue to treat the patient beyond _____ calendar days or _____ visits which ever comes first without receiving a dated physician’s signature on the PT’s plan of care.
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-45 days -12 weeks
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A licensed PT may apply topical medications as part of the practice of PT.
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True
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A licensed PT, with the physician’s authorization, may perform tissue penetration for the purpose of evaluating neuromuscular performance if certified by the board.
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True
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Patient records shall be maintained up to ______ after discharge, in the case of an unemancipated minors shall be maintained for ______ and not in any case less than _____.
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-7 years -1 years after turning 18 -7 years
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MANAGEMENT OF PATIENT CARE; PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANTS SERVICES OF AIDE
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A PT shall be responsible for managing all aspects of care of each patient.
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True
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A PT shall not supervise more than _____ at one time.
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2 PTA’s
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A PT may utilize the services of ______ engaged in patient related tasks to aid the PT.
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1 physical therapy aide
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It is UNLAWFUL for any person to practice, offer to practice, physical therapy in this state for compensation received or expected, or to hold themselves out as PT unless:
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That person holds a valid, unexpired, and unrevoked PT license.
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A licensed PTA holding a valid, unexpired, and unrevoked license may:
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Assist in the provision of PT services only under the supervision of licensed PT
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It is UNLAWFUL for any person to hold themselves out as a PTA unless:
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That person holds a valid, unexpired, and unrevoked PTA license.
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A PTA shall not be supervised by:
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PT Student or PTLA
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A PTA may not perform:
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-Any evaluation of the patient -Prepare the patient discharge summary
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The PT will determine:
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-The elements of the POC the PTA will be responsible -Make sure the patient care shall commensurate with the competence of the PTA
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A “physical therapy aide” is :
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-Unlicensed -At least 18 years old -Aids a licensed PT
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A physical therapy aide may not be supervised by:
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-PTA -PTLA
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A physical therapist aide shall:
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– Be supervised at all times by a licensed PT -Not independently perform physical therapy or any physical therapy procedure. – Administer massage, external baths, or normal exercise not part of PT treatment
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PERSONS EXEMPT FROM LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
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The following persons are exempt from licensure requirements when engaged in the following activities:
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-PT student enrolled in a supervised clinical education program -PTA student enrolled in supervised clinical education program -PT/PTA that holds a valid & unrestricted license in another jurisdiction of the US or credentialed in another country & is researching or educating here for no more than 60 days -A PT/PTA licensed out of state/country and is an invited guest of the APTA to engage in professional education -A licensed PT/PTA traveling out of state/country, for the purpose of their employment, for no more than 60 days -A licensed PT/PTA that is forced to leave their residence/state due to a governmentally declared emergency for no more than 60 days & must notify the CA board if they intend to practice in CA
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A person holding a license as a PT issued by this board may use the title physical therapist or the letters P.T. or any other words, letters, or figures that indicate the person is a licensed PT
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True
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Other terms that may be applied to a licensed PT:
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-Licensed Physical Therapist – L.P.T -Registered Physical Therapist – R.P.T.
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A licensed PT that has received a doctoral degree in physical therapy (DPT) may do:
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-In written communication use DPT, Phd, or EdD after their name -In written communication use the title Dr before their name -In spoken language use the title Dr
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A person holding a license as a physical therapist assistant/physical therapy assistant may use:
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The initials PTA after their name in written documentation
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During clinical practice or observation related to educational experience involving recipients of PT, that person may be identified only as:
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A PT student or PTA student
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The board may investigate each and every applicant for a license, before it is issued, in order to determine if the applicant is qualified for the license.
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True
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QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE
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General qualifications:
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-Must be over 18 year old -Not addicted to alcohol or any controlled substance -Successfully completed the education and training -Not committed any acts or crimes constituting grounds for licensure denial
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No person shall receive a license without passing the following examinations and success is determined based on the examination passing standard set by the board:
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-An exam to demonstrate applicant’s knowledge of laws & regulations and test their knowledge of these laws & regulations -PT/PTA exam that shall test applicant’s entry-level competence and knowledge -Applicants may only sit for the exams once they have met the educational requirements for their category of licensure
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A license may be issued WITHOUT written examination if the following have been met:
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-Is a licensed PT/PTA in a state, district, or territory of the US and per board review, has requirements for licensure equal to or higher than CA and has passed an exam comparable to CA’s -Graduate of a board approved PT/PTA program -Whose application meets all the requirements -Whose application is based on a certificate issued by a physical therapy licensing authority in another state and needs to file a statement of past work activity -An applicant that has filed an application and upon receiving notification may work as a PTLA/PTALA under the supervision of a licensed PT in this state
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Every graduate of an approved PT education program that has filed a complete application and be awarded either PT/PTA license applicant status shall practice under the supervision of a licensed PT for no more than ______ pending the results of the first licensing exam.
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120 days
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RENEWAL OF LICENSES
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Every license shall expire:
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At 12:00am on the last day of the birth month of the licensee
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Renewal of an unexpired license requires:
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-Payment of renewal fee -Submit proof of completion of continuing competency -Disclose if they have been found/plead guilty of a misdemeanor or other criminal offense
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Notice of expiration shall be given within:
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-60 days -Advise expiration date -Include amount of renewal fee
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An expired license may be renewed within:
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-5 years -All fees have been paid
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A license that has been expired more than 5 years:
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Must apply for a new license
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A licensee may request a waiver of renewal fee due to disability if:
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-Able to demonstrate that they are unable to practice or assist in the provision of PT due to a disability -Waiver may be terminated by the board at any time -Licensee may not engage in the practice or assistance in the provision of PT unless fee is paid
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To reinstate, licensee must establish to the board’s satisfaction under penalty or perjury that the disability no longer exists and may safely perform provisions of PT.
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True
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Renewal fee may be waived if the renewal is for the sole purpose of providing voluntary, unpaid PT.
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True
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Renewal fee may be waived if licensee advises the board to place their license in retirement status.
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True
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PT/PTA EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
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PT/PTA applicant shall be a graduate of a professional degree program that is:
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-Accredited and approved by the board -Completed academic and clinical internship in PT -Education requirements per CAPTE including didactic and clinical experience -18 weeks of full-time clinical experience
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FOREIGN SCHOOL APPLICANTS-QUALIFICATIONS
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If an applicant has not graduated from an approved PT/PTA program and is located outside the US, they shall:
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-Provide documentation of a completed degree in a PT program equivalent to education in the US -Demonstrate proficiency in English by achieving a passing score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language -Complete 9 months of clinical service under the supervision of licensed PT
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If the foreign applicant graduated from a program not approved by the board and not located in the US, the applicant does not qualify to take the PT exam, however, their education may be reviewed and the applicant may be eligible to sit for the PTA exam.
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True
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ENFORCEMENT
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Unprofessional conduct constitutes grounds for:
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-Citation -Discipline -Denial of license -Issuance of probationary license
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Under the Administrative Procedure Act, the board may issue:
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-Citation -Impose discipline -Deny a license -Suspend license for no more than 12 months -Revoke -Impose probationary conditions
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Unprofessional conduct may include;
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-Violating any provision of this chapter -Violation in advertising -Obtaining a license by fraud or misrepresentation -Practicing outside the scope of practice of PT -Conviction of a crime that relates to the qualifications, functions or duties of PT/PTA -Unlawful possession, use, or conviction of criminal offense involving a controlled substance -Failure to maintain adequate and accurate records of service -Gross negligence -Commission of verbal abuse or sexual harassment
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A patient, client, or customer of a licentiate under this chapter is conclusively presumed to be incapable of giving free, full and informed consent to any sexual activity and is a violation of this chapter.
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True
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The board may refuse to license any applicant guilty of unprofessional conduct or sexual activity and may issue a public letter of reprimand and issue a probationary license containing these terms & conditions:
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-Medical or psychiatric evaluation -Continuing medical or psychiatric treatment -Restriction on type/circumstances of practice -Participation in board-approved rehab program -Abstention from use of alcohol/drugs -Random fluid testing for alcohol/drugs -Compliance with laws/regulations pertaining to PT
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The board may chose, upon competed investigation or inspection, to issue a public letter of reprimand in lieu of filing or prosecuting a formal accusation against a licensee.
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True
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The board shall advise the licensee of the intent to issue a public letter of reprimand within _____ of intended issuance and the licensee has _____ to indicate in writing if they agree/disagree with the letter.
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-30 days -15 days
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A licensee that fails to comply with a request from the board for the medical records of a patient with the patient’s written consent within _____ and shall pay the board _____ per each day after the initial request is made.
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-15 days -$1000.00
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The board shall deny a PT/PTA license to an applicant that must register as sex offender.
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True
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If the board determines that an applicant has engaged in conduct that subverts or undermines the integrity of the exam process may deny or revoke the licensee’s license.
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True
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If the licensee has been entered into a stipulation of disciplinary action with the board:
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-Their license may be revoked -Their right to practice suspended -Be placed on probation and pay the costs -Be publicly reprimanded -Required to surrender their license
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The board shall establish a probation monitoring program and employ a nonpeace officer staff to perform is probation monitoring.
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True
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A person whose license has been revoked or suspended, or has been put on probation may petition the board for reinstatement or modification of the penalty, including modification or termination of probation, after a period no less than:
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-3 years for unprofessional conduct -2 years for early termination or one year modification of probation of 3 years or more -1 year for reinstatement of a license revoked for mental or physical illness or termination of probation of less than 3 years -Petition must have 2 verified recommendations from licensed PT’s -No petition shall be considered while the petitioner is under sentence for any criminal offense.
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The board shall seek ways and means to identify and rehabilitate PT/PTA’s whose competency is impaired due to abuse of dangerous drugs or alcohol so that they may be treated and returned to the practice of PT in a manner that will not endanger the public health and safety.
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True
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Rehab evaluation committee will contain:
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-3 members -Appoint persons that are free of substance abuse for 3 years -Appoint a physician certified in psychiatry
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Duties of the rehab committee:
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-Evaluate PT/PTA’s who request to participate in a rehab program -Review/designate treatment facilities where rehab program may be referred -Consider reports regarding PT/PTA’s in the program -Consider if PT/PTA’s are safe to return to practice -Write terms and conditions of rehab programs -Hold a general meeting 2 times a year to evaluate rehab program progress
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Criteria for acceptance in rehab program:
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-Licensed by the board and be a CA resident -Shall be found to abuse dangerous drugs or alcoholic beverages that impairs their ability to practice -Voluntarily request admission to the program -Agree to undertake medical or psychiatric examination -Agree in writing to cooperate with all elements of the program
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Denial to the program may be due to:
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Committee determines the rehab program will not substantially benefit the applicant or if applicant’s participation creates too great a risk to the public health, safety and welfare.
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Termination from the program may include:
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-Successful completion of the treatment program -Failure to comply with treatment program -Fails to meet criteria -Applicant has substantially benefited from the program -Continued participation creates too great a risk to the public health, safety and welfare.
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All board and rehab committee records of proceedings are confidential and not subject to discovery or subpoena.
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True
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Participation in a rehab program shall not be a defense to any disciplinary action that may be taken.
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True
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Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a:
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-Misdemeanor -Fined up to $1000.00 -Up to 6 months in jail -Both
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The board shall maintain a register of:
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-Every living licensee -Their last known address -The number and issue date of their license
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The board shall report within ____ of the beginning of the calendar month, to the State Controller the amount & source of collections made from licensee’s &/or applicants.
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-10 days
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All funds collected from persons licensed or seeking to be licensed shall be deposited into:
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State Treasury – Physical Therapy Fund
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Fee Schedule: (2688)
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-PT/PTA application fee shall not exceed $300 -PT license fee shall not exceed $150.00 -Renewal of PT/PTA license not to exceed $300.00 -Duplicate wall certificate -$50.00 and no more than $100.00 -Endorsement letter of good standing -$60.00 and no more than $100.00
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SPECIAL CERTIFICATION FEES
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Application and renewal fees for electromyographical testing is based on the cost of operating the certification program and shall not be more than:
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$200.00
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Examination/reexamination fees for electromyography is:
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$500.00
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PHYSICAL THERAPY CORPORATIONS
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Definition of PT corporation:
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A corporation that is authorized to render professional services and all its members are in compliance with the Moscone-Knox Professional Corporation Act
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Unprofessional conduct – licensee
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Any person licensed by this board violates, attempts to violate, directly or indirectly, or assist and abet the violation of, or conspire to violate any provision or term of this article, the Moscone-Knox Professional Corp Act
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Unprofessional conduct – corporation
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A PT corporation shall not do or fail to do any act that would constitute unprofessional conduct under any statute or regulation under this chapter
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Corporation names must include:
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Any name/names under which it may render services and contain the words “physical therapy” or “physical therapist”j.
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Each director, shareholder and officer, with the exception of the assistant secretary and treasurer shall be:
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A licensed person
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The board shall establish a probation monitoring program and employ a nonpeace officer staff to perform is probation monitoring.
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True
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If the licensee has been entered into a stipulation of disciplinary action with the board:
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