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Providing You with the Tools You Need for an Effective Practice

Practice and payment issues are often time consuming and difficult to resolve. The California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) Professional Consulting Services (PCS) can help!

The CPTA PCS Program provides members with flexibly designed, cost-effective services for those who experience practice and payment issues daily.

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Physical Therapy Board of California (PTBC) opines on Physical Therapist’s Scope of Practice with regard to Medication Reviews 

Click here to view the PTBC's Medication Review Opinion Letter

New Required Posting Effective October 1, 2013: Notice to Consumers

The Physical Therapy Board of California (PTBC) has approved two options of notification to the consumer (Posting Form NTC 12-01 in an area visible to consumers or providing an acknowledgement form for the consumer to sign and date). The PTBC has opined that the two options are demonstrative of the PTBC’s consideration of various practice settings. As not all settings allow for posting a notice, e.g., home health, physical therapists may comply with the requirement using the option to provide a copy of the notice to the patient or the patient's representative.

In circumstances where the patient or the patient's representative is unable to accept the notice and acknowledge receipt, to ensure defensible documentation, a physical therapist may document the attempt to provide the notice and include a reason as to why the notice could not be provided. Please note that the PTBC does not recognize this as an exception to the regulation, nor should this be taken as compliance with the regulation in instances where the physical therapist does have reasonable opportunity and access to provide the notice using either of the two options.

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Form NTC 12-01

Assistive Personnel Regulations

The new assistive personnel regulations governing the supervision of physical therapist assistants and physical therapy aides, as well as patient record documentation are now chaptered and will be effective as of July 14, 2011.  The language is available on the PTBC website.   

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Guidelines for OT/PT in California Schools 


It is the opinion of the California Physical Therapy Association’s Quality Practice Committee that the California Department of Education’s Guidelines for Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy in California Public Schools, Second Edition are in compliance with California State Law and regulations.

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Best Practice Resources

Dry Needling

PTBC opinion on Electromyography (EMG) by Physical Therapist

Health, Fitness and Wellness:It is within your scope of practice 

Do I Need a Diagnosis when Providing Health, Fitness and Wellness Services?

Physical Therapist Practice Web Resources 

Physical Therapist Practice Information 

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Progress Report 

How to File a Practice Complaint with the PTBC

How to File an Ethical Complaint with the APTA 

California Functional Capacity Evaluation Guidelines for Physical Therapists

For more information on Physical Therapy Practice, please contact Tameka Island, Executive Associate, Professional Affairs at 916-929-2782 or by email at tisland@ccapta.org.