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APTA is the definitive source for standards of ethics and professionalism in the physical therapy profession.

PTs and PTAs demonstrate ethics and professionalism by living their core values and working to achieve optimal health and wellness.

The standards for ethics and professionalism are established by the following:

- Code of Ethics for the Physical Therapist

- Standards of Ethical Conduct for the PTA

- Values-Based Behaviors for the PTA

- Core Values for the PT and PTA

- Standards of Practice for Physical Therapy


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APTA Guide for Conduct of the Physical Therapist Assistant

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Legal Topics of Interest

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PTs and PTAs practice in an environment that requires compliance with health care laws, rules, and regulations.


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