Ethics and Jurisprudence for the Indiana Physical Therapy Professional


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 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 2-hour mandatory requirement necessary.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
  • State the purpose, mission, and vision of the Model Practice Act for Physical Therapy.
  • Define dual- or multiple-role relationships between practitioners and clients and strategies to maintain boundaries.
  • Identify and define the steps for ethical decision making using the 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

Gordon (Bud) Ward, Jr., PT, BS, MPT has been a licensed physical therapist since 1998. With over 20 years of leadership experience including military and healthcare management roles. Gordon’s interests include building/leading outstanding teams, problem-solving, improving workflow systems, mentoring, technology and sharing information. His clinical background includes orthopedics, sports medicine, pediatric orthopedics, and manual therapy. 

How to Receive Credit

  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

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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