The House of Delegates passed a motion calling for APTA to identify and make available resource materials for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapist/physical therapist assistant students serving in the role of an expert or factual witness. Resources may include information on ethical obligations relative to acting as an expert or factual witness, references to existing APTA resources, and other materials such as the American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct that can assist in providing general information on this topic. [RC-22]
Draft language adopted by the 2012 House will be available on the House Community next week. Final language for all actions taken by the June 2012 House will be available by September after the minutes have been approved.