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There have been two pieces of legislation passed this year, which substantially change the Physical Therapy Practice Act. HB163 becomes effective on July 1 and HB164 becomes effective on August 1, 2012. The first one allows for unrestricted direct access to do evaluations and for treatment without a referral under specified conditions. It also allows physical therapy to be performed subsequent to a referral by a Chiropractor, Nurse Practitioner, and Physician Assistant. The second legislative change relates to the development of a Wellness program for impaired practitioners, removes “registered’ as the designation of a physical therapist (removing RPT) and the term registration throughout the Statute, allows the Board to place a restriction on a license, removes “Technician” as a definition for the Physical Therapist Assistant, defines a physical therapy aide, and authorizes the Board to collect a fee from continuing education providers.  There are a few other changes related to how the Board operates. Please go to the Board’s website for the exact statutory language.

The Alabama Board of Physical Therapy wishes to make ALL licensees aware of recent changes to the Physical Therapy Practice Act. ALL licensees are expected to be aware of and compliant with, all the Statutory and Administrative Code language governing the legal practice of Physical Therapy in Alabama.

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Alabama Ethics and Professional Responsibility

2 contact Hours

Home CEU Connection

www.homeceuconnection.com

anne@homeceuconnection.com

1-800-554-2387

Approved July 2013-July 2015

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ALABAMA PHYSICAL THERAPY JURISPRUDENCE COURSE

Approved AUGUST 2013-August 2015

2 contact hours

CALHOUN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT PROGRAM FACULTY

LOCATION:

6250 HWY 31 NORTH

TANNER, AL 35761

HEALTH SCIENCE BLDG. ROOM 105

Contact: Tiffany Day

256-260-2439


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Upcoming Jurisprudence Workshops for 2013

Approved February 2013-Febbruary 2015

 Thursday, February 28, 2013 12:15 - 2:00 pm

Sponsor: Wallace State Community College 2013 OTA/PTA Alumni Connection Event

Visit http://wscc-pta-ota.eventbrite.com for registration and additional information.

 

Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 2:00 – 4:30 pm  cancelled

Tuesday, April 30 @ 3:30 – 6:00 pm

Thursday, May 30, 2013 @ 2:00 – 4:30 pm

Tuesday, July 30 @ 2:00 – 4:30 pm

Tuesday, August 27 @ 2:00 – 4:30 pm

Thursday, September 19 @ 2:00 – 4:30 pm

Sponsor: Wallace State Community College Continuing Education Department

Visit http://aljurisp.wordpress.com for registration and additional information.

(Additional corporate workshops available upon request – email alina.adams@wallacestate.edu for scheduling.)

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Sponsor: Care2learn

Hours approved: 2

  Approved September 2012-September 2014

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Online: Jurisprudence Essentials for

 Alabama Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, and Students

 Click HERE to access the course:  April 2012 - April 2014

 

 

Author(s): David M Morris, PT, PhD; Tara Pearce, PT, DHS

Price:

$39 Member | $59 Nonmember

CEU:

0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours/CEUs) will be awarded upon successful completion of a multiple choice test.  You must complete the online post-test with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit.  You will be provided with unlimited attempts to access the post-test. 

ALPTA Jurisprudence Courses

To register go to:

http://www.ptalabama.org/events/?eventID=121&date=07/25/2013

March 4 (5:30 – 7:30 pm) – Turenne & Associates – Montgomery, AL

April 2 (5:30 – 7:30 pm) – The Huntsville Hospital Corporate University, Room 119 - Huntsville, AL

April 22 (5:30 – 7:30) – DCH Medical Center, Willard Auditorium - Tuscaloosa, AL

REGISTRATION FEE:                    APTA MEMBER - $39                        NON-MEMBER - $59

 


Contact ALAPTA – 800/999-2782, EXT. 3284 – www.ptalabama.org alabama@apta.org

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Jurisprudence and Ethics 2013

Approved  September 2013 - September 2015

September 24, 2013 6pm - 10pm

2 contact hours

Contact: Anita Young

706-320-5454