Course Approved for .2 CEU credits by the California Physical Therapy Association (Approval Number CPTA #14-255)
This course, Ethics and Jurisprudence for California Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistants, is designed to provide continuing education that focuses on the ethical, legal and moral decisions facing the therapy professional. This course includes information about the California Physical Therapy Practice Act, the California Physical Therapy Regulations, the American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics, Standards of Ethical Conduct for the PTA, the Guide for Professional Conduct for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants, and a study of the background of the philosophy of ethics and the basics of jurisprudence (law). This course also provides a post-test to determine the knowledge level gained from content of the course.
The requirement of the California Physical Therapist Regulation 1399.93 (A) is fulfilled by this course. This course will educate the intended audience to make the correct ethical and legal decisions in the workplace.
Course Goals and Objectives
Following this course the PT/PTA will be able to:
- Have a working and usable knowledge of the history of ethics and apply that to physical therapy
- Utilize case scenarios to assist in helping other therapist to make ethical decisions
- Understand the relationship of ethics to the field of Philosophy
- Understand the difference between Morals and Ethics
- Utilize a model for ethical decision making
- Distinguish the role of PTAs in administration of patient care for physical therapy
- Communicate in an appropriate and ethical manner with patients
- Understand laws and their place in the practice of physical therapy in the State of California
Lisa Fleming, M.Ed
Leah Hobart, RN, BSN
Carol Hanna, PT, DPT
Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants Licensed in the State of California
This course is applicable for introductory and advanced learners.
Method of Instruction / Availability
Online text-based course / available 24/7
Requirement for CE Credits
A score of 70% or greater on the course post-test.
Continuing Education Credits
Two (2) hours of continuing education credit
How to Get Started
Click the first unit below to begin. If you have purchased this course, you will be able to take the course quiz and earn your CEUs upon marking each reading section complete.