Ethics and Jurisprudence for the Indiana Physical Therapy Professional, 2nd Edition


About the Course 
This course covers the principles and standards of ethical practice for physical therapists and assistants, as well as the Indiana Administrative code §25-27 and the Indiana Practice Act (title 844, Article 6). Both of these topics are mandatory for the physical therapy professionals within the state of Indiana. Section I will present the theory, practice, and scope of ethics for the physical therapy professional. Section II will discuss the regulatory and legislative aspects. Therefore, this course will satisfy the two-hour mandatory requirement.  

The standards of ethical practice and the references to the Codes of Ethics and Conduct Guides are according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). Ethical issues related to professional practice will be discussed, steps to identify potential conflicts and strategies for decision making will be covered, and practices to avoid and resolve ethical issues will be included.   

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to: 

  • Define the standards and principles for ethical practice from the American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics for Therapists and Assistants.  
  • List and explain the five roles of physical therapy.  
  • Identify and give examples of the scope of practice for physical therapy professionals.  
  • State the purpose, mission, and vision of the Model Practice Act for Physical Therapy.  
  • Define dual- and multiple-role relationships between practitioners and clients and strategies to maintain boundaries based on evidence-based literature.  
  • Review the steps for ethical decision making using the evidence-based RIPS model.
  • Discuss the Indiana Administrative Code as it pertains to the physical therapy professional.  
  • Summarize the legislative and regulatory components of the Indiana Practice Act.  

About the Author/Presenter 
Dr. Morgan Rotella, PT, DPT, received her doctorate degree in physical therapy from The Ohio State University in 2019. She has been working as an outpatient orthopedic and vestibular physical therapist for more than four years now and is a certified vestibular and concussion rehabilitation specialist per the American Institute of Balance. Outside of working as a clinician, she works as an author and editor for health blogs and video content to ensure appropriate information is available regarding common medical conditions and physical therapy considerations. Furthermore, she has experience in reviewing, summarizing, editing, and contributing to a number of physical therapy continuing education courses.  ? 

How to Receive Credit 

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 2-hour commitment of time. 
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination.  A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 
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