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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
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.
Guidelines for OT/PT in California Schools
GUIDELINES FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND PHYSICAL THERAPY IN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SECOND EDITION 2010 [CPTA POSTURE]
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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