Laws and Rules for the Alabama Physical Therapy Professional

About the Course:
This online home study continuing education course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on the APTA Code of Ethics, APTA Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant, the Alabama Physical Therapy Practice Act, the Alabama Physical Therapy Regulations and basic theories and approaches in ethical decision making.
Course Objectives:
  1. Identify the qualifications for the Physical Therapist to be considered for a board member.
  2. Recognize the types of actions that are described as “Unbecoming Conduct”.
  3. List the various levels of personnel in the provision of Physical Therapy Service.
  4. Recognize the effective date for licensing and registration.
About the Author:
Sharon Finch O’Maley received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from the Peoples’ Bible College in 1976 and her Certification for Supervisors of ACE classrooms from the ACE Certification Institute in 1984. She also studied Spanish at the Peace Corp Language Institute in Santo Domingo. Sharon served as a Technical Writer and Translator for Royal Tech Writers & Translators and has researched and written continuing education manuals for the medical, insurance, real estate, financial, funeral industries. She is also a medical researcher, having completed research duties on topics including deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, respiratory issues and endometriosis.

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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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