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Physical therapy Georgia Law test

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Board
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State Board of Physical Therapy
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License
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a valid and current certificate of registration issued by the board,which shall give the person to whom it is issued authority to engage in the practice prescribed thereon.
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Physical therapist
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a person licensed to practice physical therapy as defined in this chapter and whose license is in good standing. A physical therapist shall be designated by the initials “P.T.”
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Physical therapist assistant
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a person who is licensed by the board to assist a physical therapist, whose activities are supervised and directed by a physical therapist, and whose license is in good standing. A physical therapist assistant shall be designated by the initials “P.T.A.”
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Physical therapy
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the examination, treatment, and instruction of human beings to detect, assess, prevent, correct, alleviate, and limit physical disability, bodily malfunction and pain from injury, disease, and any other bodily and mental conditions and includes: ——the administration, interpretation, documentation, and evaluation of tests and measurements of bodily functions and structures; ——the planning, administration,evaluation, and modification of treatment and instruction, ——-including the use of physical measures, activities, and devices, for preventative and therapeutic purposes; including but not limited to dry needling; ——-and the provision of consultative, educational, and other advisory services for the purpose of preventing or reducing the incidence and severity of physical disability, bodily malfunction, and pain.
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Physical therapy aide
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a person who only performs designated and supervised physical therapy tasks. —The physical therapy aide must receive direct supervision and must be directed on the premises at all times by a licensee. — Physical therapy aides are not licensed under this chapter.
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Trainee
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an individual who is approved for a traineeship.
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Traineeship
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a period of activity during which a trainee works under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist —-who has practiced for not less than one year prior to assuming the supervisory role
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Training permit
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a valid and current certificate of registration issued by the board, —–which gives the person to whom it is issued authority to engage in practice through a traineeship prescribed thereon.
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Appointment of board members
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The board shall consist of eight members, as provided in Code Section 43-33-6, each of whom shall be appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate.
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terms
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three years and until a successor is appointed and qualified. No person shall serve consecutively more than two full terms as a member of the board.
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vacancies
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Vacancies on the board shall be filled by the Governor’s appointment of a successor to serve out the unexpired term.
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removal
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The Governor, after notice and opportunity for hearing, may remove any member of the board for neglect of duty, incompetence, revocation or suspension of license of those licensee members, or other dishonorable conduct.
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Qualifications of board members
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To be eligible for appointment to the board, —-a person must be a resident of this state. —-Six members of the board shall be licensed as physical therapists —- who have practiced or taught physical therapy for at least three years. —–At least one member shall be licensed and practicing as a physical therapist assistant for at least three years. —–The eighth member shall be appointed from the public at large and shall have no business connection whatsoever with the practice or profession of physical therapy
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Division director as secretary of board;
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The division director shall be secretary of the board and shall perform such other administrative duties as may be prescribed by the board. All official records of the board or affidavits by the division director certifying the content of such records shall be prima-facie evidence of all matters required to be kept therein
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subpoena power
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In a contested case, the division director on behalf of the board shall have the power to subpoena, throughout the state, witnesses, designated documents, papers, books, accounts, letters, photographs, objects, or other tangible things.
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service of process and documents
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All legal process and all documents required by law to be served upon or filed with the board shall be served upon or filed with the division director at his or her office.
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official records as prima-facie evidence
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All official records of the board or affidavits by the division director certifying the content of such records shall be prima-facie evidence of all matters required to be kept therein.
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Conduct of business by telephone
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With the exception of hearings in contested cases, the board may conduct business in conference by telephone, —– provided that members of the board shall not receive compensation for business conducted in conference by telephone
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General powers and duties of board
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(1) examinations or applicants for licenses; (2) qualifications of and authorize the issuance of licenses to PT and PTA. (3) approve educational programs that prepare for PT and PTA for licensure; (4) Investigation of violations laws of this state pertaining to PT and any rules and regulations. The power and right to enter and make reasonable inspection of clinics. (5) Conduct all hearings in contested cases (6) Discipline any person licensed under this chapter, or refuse to grant, renew, or restore a license. (7) Adopt a seal, the imprint of which together with the authorized signature as it official acts; (8) Establish licensing fees and maintain in the office of the division director a register of inspections and licenses. (9) Adopt and publish a code of ethics; (10) Issue training permits; and (11) Adopt such rules and regulations from the state
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License required for physical therapists or physical therapist assistants
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No person shall practice as a physical therapist w/o a license
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Use of titles
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“physical therapist” = P.T. “physical therapist assistant” = “P.T.A.” physical therapy aide = physical therapy aide
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limitation on scope of Code section
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(1) Any person licensed under any other law of this state who is engaged in the professional or trade practices properly conducted under the authority of such other licensing laws; (2) SPT under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist; (3) Advance education from school is not required to have license, but practice outside school required to be licensed. (4) License in another state/gov will have to be in academic setting. (5) PT services under gov will be under that organization. If practice outside of gov than need license. (6) License in another state whom get treatment for only 60 days per 1yrs period
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Requirements for license to practice physical therapy
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(1) Graduate from school. —-ability to speak, write, and understand the English language —-completed a three-month board approved traineeship under the supervision of a physical therapist licensed (2) Has satisfactorily passed an examination (3) Is not disqualified to receive a license under the provisions of Code Section 43-33- 18 or subsection (a) of Code Section 43-1-19.
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Requirements for license to practice as physical therapist assistant
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(1) graduate from school and have ability to speak, write, and understand the English language and has satisfactorily completed a three-month board approved traineeship under the supervision of a physical therapist licensed (2) Has satisfactorily passed an examination prepared or approved by the board; and (3) Is not disqualified to receive a license under the provisions of Code Section 43-33- 18 or subsection (a) of Code Section 43-1-19.
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Physical therapy aide
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who is employed to assist a physical therapist or a physical therapist assistant by performing only designated physical therapy tasks under direct supervision of a licensee as approved by the board by rule or regulation.
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Determining competence of applicants
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The board shall determine the competence of applicants to practice as physical therapists or as physical therapist assistants by any method or procedure which the board deems necessary to test the applicant’s qualifications.
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Reciprocity; waiver of examination requirement for persons licensed in another state who meet certain qualifications
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Board can waive examination for person who have license in another state. In waiving the examination requirement, the board may require additional education or training.
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Expiration, renewal, and restoration of licenses; canceled licenses; continuing education
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Licenses expires every 2 yrs unless renew. Renew prior expiration date, pay fees. Expired license can be restore with application and payment fee and meet board requirements. Any license which has not been restored within such period following its expiration may not be renewed, restored, or reissued thereafter. ——canceled license may apply for and obtain a valid license only upon compliance with all relevant requirements for issuance of a new license. —–require no less than 4hrs of continuing education in order to renew any license issued
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Training permits
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(a) permits for graduate not take exam or waiting for exam results. (b) permits for foriegn applicant that is approve to take the exam (c) training permit to a reinstatement applicant whose license to practice as a PTor license to practice as a PTA hasbeen expired for more than two years. (d) The training permit shall allow the holder thereof to work only under the direct supervision of a physical therapist who has been approved by the board and has practiced for not less than one year prior to assuming the supervisory role. (e) Training permits are governed by rules and regulations authorized under this chapter and approved by the board.
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Refusal to grant or restore licenses; discipline of licensees; suspension, revocation, or restriction of licenses; immunity for violation reporters
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(a) Refusal to grant/restore license if: (1) (A) Treat without doctor’s script for PT, But can treat without doctor’s script relating to the follow services.
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(i) purpose of fitness, wellness, or prevention that is not related to the treatment of an injury or ailment; or
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(ii) (I) previously diagnosed and received treatment or services for hat diagnosis and the pt returns to PT within 60 days of discharge from PT for problems and symptoms that are related to the initial referral to the physical therapist. Must notify doctor of pt status within 5 business day.
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(II) has a Master or Doctors degree or the physical therapist has completed at least two years of practical experience as a licensed physical therapist. If treat pt for 90 days and no progress have to referred back to doctor. If PT treatment is out of the scope of practice must referred to doctor.
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(B) In the case of practice as a physical therapist assistant, practiced other than under the supervision and direction of a licensed physical therapist;
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(2) Inability to practice due to illness, use of alcohol, drugs, narcotics, chemicals, or any other type of material, or as a result of any mental or physical condition: (A) PT might have to submit to a mental or physical examination by an appropriate practitioner of the healing arts designated by the board. PT pay for the tests. Exam can be use in board hearings. when apply for license, PT gives consent for mental and physical examination.
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unable to submit examination due to circumstances; therapist may have to produce proof of refusal. If board prohibited PT to practice PT, therapist will have chance to prove to board they can practice PT with skill and safety.
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(B) board can request the mental or physical condition of a licensee or applicant, including psychiatric records; and such records shall be admissible in any hearing before the board, notwithstanding any privilege under a contrary rule of law or statute, including, but not limited to, Code Section 24-9-21.
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(C) If any licensee or applicant could, in the absence of this paragraph, invoke a privilege to prevent the disclosure of the results of the examination provided for in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph or the records relating to the mental or physical condition of such licensee or applicant obtained pursuant to subparagraph (B) of this paragraph, all such information shall be received by the board in camera and shall not be disclosed to the public, nor shall any part of the record containing such information be used against any licensee or applicant in any other type of proceeding
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(3) Been convicted of a felony or crime involving moral turpitude in the courts of this state, the United States, or the conviction of an offense in another jurisdiction which if committed in this state would be deemed a felony. For the purpose of this Code section, a “conviction” shall include a finding or verdict of guilty, a plea of guilty, or a plea of nolo contendere in a criminal proceeding regardless of whether the adjudication of guilt or sentence is withheld or not entered thereon pursuant to the provisions of Code Sections 42-8-60 through 42-8-64, relating to first offenders, or any comparable rule or statute
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Knowingly made misleading, deceptive, untrue, or fraudulent representations to a patient, consumer, or other person or entity in connection with the practice of physical therapy or in any document connected therewith; practiced fraud or deceit or intentionally made any false statement in obtaining or attempting to obtain a license to practice physical therapy or as a physical therapist assistant; or made a false or deceptive biennial registration with the board;
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Practiced physical therapy contrary to this Code section or to the rules and regulations of the board; knowingly aided, assisted, procured, or advised any person to practice physical therapy contrary to this Code section or to the rules and regulations of the board; or knowingly performed any act which in any way aids, assists, procures, advises, or encourages any unlicensed person to practice physical therapy;
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Engaged in any unprofessional, unethical, deceptive, or deleterious conduct or practice harmful to the public, which conduct or practice need not have resulted in actual injury to any person; unprofessional conduct shall also include any departure from, or the failure to conform to, the minimal standards of acceptable and prevailing physical therapy practice or the failure to comply with the code of ethics of the board;
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(7) Failed to report to the board any act or omission of a licensee or applicant or any other person which violates the provisions of this subsection; or (8) Divided fees or agreed to divide fees received for professional services with any person, firm, association, corporation, or other entity for bringing or referring a patient.
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(b)(1) When the board finds that any person is unqualified to be granted a license or finds that any person should be disciplined pursuant to subsection (a) of this Code section, the board may take any one or more of the following actions: (A) Refuse to grant or restore a license to an applicant; (B) Administer a public or private reprimand, but a private reprimand shall not be disclosed to any person except the licensee; (C) Suspend any license for a definite period; (D) Limit or restrict any license; (E) Revoke any license;
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(F) Condition the penalty or withhold formal disposition, upon the physical therapist’s, physical therapist assistant’s, or other person’s submission to the care, counseling, or treatment of physicians or other professional persons, and the completion of such care, counseling, or treatment, as directed by the board; or (G) Impose a fine not to exceed $500.00 for each violation of law, rule, or regulation of the board.
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(2) In addition to or in conjunction with the actions enumerated pursuant to paragraph (1) of this subsection the board may make a finding adverse to the licensee or applicant but withhold imposition of judgment and penalty, or it may impose the judgment and penalty but suspend enforcement thereof and place the licensee or applicant on probation, which probation may be vacated upon noncompliance with such reasonable terms as the board may impose.
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(c) In its discretion, the board may restore and reissue a license issued under this chapter or any antecedent law and, as a condition thereof, it may impose any disciplinary or corrective measure provided in this chapter. (d) A person, firm, corporation, association, authority, or other entity shall be immune from civil and criminal liability for reporting the acts or omissions of a licensee or applicant which violate the provisions of subsection
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(a) of this Code section or any other provision of law relating to a licensee’s or applicant’s fitness to practice as a physical therapist or as a physical therapist assistant, if such report is made in good faith without fraud or malice. Any person who testifies without fraud or malice before the board in any proceeding involving a violation of the provisions of subsection (a) of this Code section or any other law relating to a licensee’s or applicant’s fitness to practice as a physical therapist or as a physical therapist assistant shall be immune from civil and criminal liability for so testifying.
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Unlicensed practice as constituting public nuisance; injunctions
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The practice of physical therapy is declared to be an activity affecting the publicinterest and involving the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Such practice when engaged in by a person who is not licensed is declared to be harmful to the public health, safety, and welfare.
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The board or the district attorney of the circuit where such unlicensed practice exists, or any person or organization having an interest therein, may bring a petition to restrain and enjoin such unlicensed practice in the superior court of the county where such unlicensed person resides.
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It shall not be necessary in order to obtain an injunction under this Code section to allege or prove that there is no adequate remedy at law, or to allege or prove any special injury