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Physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) must adhere to the dictates of their state's practice act, but what's legally permissible and what's ethically appropriate aren't always the same. Consider the following scenario.

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Maggie has practiced in 4 different states and as many practice settings during her 10 years as a PT because of her husband's military assignments. While she looks forward to the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact becoming more widespread and making jurisdictional relocation easier, Maggie is happy to complete the Jurisprudence Assessment Module (JAM) that's required for licensure in her new state. She enjoys the interactive format and appreciates the insights that the module provides.

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