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Legislative Intent and Definitions (10 items)

The sole legislative purpose in enacting this chapter is to ensure that

every physical therapy practitioner practicing in this state meets minimum requirements for safe practice. It is the legislative intent that physical therapy practitioners who fall below minimum competency or who otherwise present a danger to the public be prohibited from practicing in this state.

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Legislative Intent and Definitions (10 items)

“Department” means the...

Department of Health

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Legislative Intent and Definitions (10 items)

“Physical therapist assistant”

a person who is licensed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter to perform patient-related activities, including the use of physical agents, whose license is in good standing, and whose activities are performed under the direction of a physical therapist

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Legislative Intent and Definitions (10 items)

Patient-related activities performed by a physical therapist assistant for a board-certified orthopedic physician or physiatrist licensed pursuant to chapter 458 (physician) or chapter 459 (osteopath) or a practitioner licensed under chapter 460 (chiropractor) shall be under the...

general supervision of a physical therapist, but shall not require onsite supervision by a physical therapist.

Patient-related activities performed for all other health care practitioners licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459 and those patient-related activities performed for practitioners licensed under chapter 461 (podiatrist) or chapter 466 (Dentist) shall be performed under the onsite supervision of a physical therapist.

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Legislative Intent and Definitions (10 items)

“Physical therapy practitioner” means a

a physical therapist or a physical therapist assistant who is licensed and who practices physical therapy in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

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Legislative Intent and Definitions (10 items)

True or False

“Physical therapy” or “physiotherapy,” each of which terms is deemed identical and interchangeable with each other, means a health care profession.

True you silly boy!

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Legislative Intent and Definitions (10 items)

“Direct supervision” means

requires the physical presence of the licensed physical therapist for consultation and direction of the actions of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant who is practicing under a temporary permit and who is a candidate for licensure by examination.

 

(Except in a case of emergency)

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Legislative Intent and Definitions (10 items)

“Physical therapy assessment” means

observational, verbal, or manual determinations of the function of the movement system relative to physical therapy, including, but not limited to, range of motion of a joint, motor power, motor control, posture, biomechanical function, locomotion, or functional abilities, for the purpose of physical therapy treatment.

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Legislative Intent and Definitions (10 items)

“Practice of physical therapy” means the

performance of physical therapy assessments and the treatment of any disability, injury, disease, or other health condition of human beings, or the prevention of such disability, injury, disease, or other health condition, and the rehabilitation of such disability, injury, disease, or other health condition by alleviating impairments, functional movement limitations, and disabilities by designing, implementing, and modifying treatment interventions through therapeutic exercise; functional movement training in self-management and in-home, community, or work integration or reintegration; manual therapy; massage; airway clearance techniques; maintaining and restoring the integumentary system and wound care; physical agent or modality; mechanical or electrotherapeutic modality; patient-related instruction; the use of apparatus and equipment in the application of such treatment, prevention, or rehabilitation; the performance of tests of neuromuscular functions as an aid to the diagnosis or treatment of any human condition; or the performance of electromyography as an aid to the diagnosis of any human condition only upon compliance with the criteria set forth by the Board of Medicine.

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Legislative Intent and Definitions (10 items)

True or False:

A physical therapist may implement a plan of treatment developed by the physical therapist for a patient or provided for a patient by a practitioner of record or by an advanced practice registered nurse

True you idiot!

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Legislative Intent and Definitions (10 items)

True or False:

The physical therapist shall refer the patient to or consult with a practitioner of record if the patient’s condition is found to be outside the scope of physical therapy.

of course, is true!

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Legislative Intent and Definitions (10 items)

After how many days a physical therapist shall have a practitioner of record review and sign the plan for a patient with a condition not previously assessed by a practitioner of record?

30 days

For purposes of this paragraph, a health care practitioner licensed under chapter 458 (physician), chapter 459 (osteopath), chapter 460 (chiropractor), chapter 461 (podiatrist), or chapter 466 (dentist) and engaged in active practice is eligible to serve as a practitioner of record.

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Legislative Intent and Definitions (10 items)

The requirement that a physical therapist have a practitioner of record review and sign a plan of treatment after 30 days does not apply when...

  1. a patient has been physically examined by a physician licensed in another state,
  2. the patient has been diagnosed by the physician as having a condition for which physical therapy is required,
  3. and the physical therapist is treating the condition.

For purposes of this paragraph, a health care practitioner licensed under chapter 458 (physician), chapter 459 (osteopath), chapter 460 (chiropractor), chapter 461 (podiatrist), or chapter 466 (dentist) and engaged in active practice is eligible to serve as a practitioner of record.

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Legislative Intent and Definitions (10 items)

True or False:

The use of roentgen rays and radium for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes and the use of electricity for surgical purposes, including cauterization, are considered within the scope of  “physical therapy”

FALSE

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Legislative Intent and Definitions (10 items)

True or False:

The practice of physical therapy does not authorize a physical therapy practitioner to practice chiropractic medicine, including specific spinal manipulation, or acupuncture as defined.

True

For the performance of specific chiropractic spinal manipulation, a physical therapist shall refer the patient to a health care practitioner licensed under chapter 460.

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Legislative Intent and Definitions (10 items)

True or false:

 a physical therapist can implement a plan of treatment for a patient currently being treated in a facility licensed pursuant to chapter 395 (ambulatory surgical center).

False

(REFERENCE: Page 10, section 486.021, Definitions, 11d: This subsection does not authorize a physical therapist to implement a plan of treatment for a patient currently being treated in a facility licensed pursuant to chapter 395)

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Legislative Intent and Definitions (10 items)

"Dry needling" means...

a skilled intervention, based on Western medicine, that uses filiform needles and other apparatus or equipment to stimulate a myofascial trigger point for the evaluation and management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions, pain, movement impairments, and disabilities.

(great placebo treatment, IMO)

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Legislative Intent and Definitions (10 items)

Acute Care

The stage of illness or injury characterized by actual or reasonable potential for a rapid change in medical status that would affect the physical therapy plan of care.

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Legislative Intent and Definitions (10 items)

Assessment

Observational, verbal, or manual determinations of the function of the musculoskeletal or neuromuscular system relative to physical therapy, including, but not limited to, range of motion of a joint, motor power, postural attitudes, biomechanical function, locomotion, or functional abilities, for the purpose of making recommendations for treatment.

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Legislative Intent and Definitions (10 items)

Direct Supervision

Supervision of subordinate personnel performing directed actions, while the licensed supervisor is immediately physically available.

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Legislative Intent and Definitions (10 items)

General supervision

Supervision of a physical therapist assistant, other than by direct supervision, whereby the physical therapist is accessible at all times by two-way communication, available, to respond to an inquiry when made and readily available for consultation during the delivery of care, and is within the same geographic location as the physical therapist assistant.

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Legislative Intent and Definitions (10 items)

Program Plan:

The establishment of objectives (goals) and specific remediation techniques.