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The responsibility of PTs and PTAs to comply with licensure requirements, standards of practice, state and federal laws, and ethical standards is not diminished or exempted because the service is subsidized or provided for free. While the provision of pro bono services should not be unduly burdensome, each clinician has a duty to ensure that the provided service meets the same standard of care as for any patient or client regardless of ability to pay.

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