PTs, PTAs, and students should understand requirements for supervision and teamwork.
APTA has numerous resources on the appropriate use of personnel.
You should review information on state licensure and practice acts, as the requirements for the use of personnel vary widely from state to state.
When you review the regulations for your state, look carefully at the definitions for the different physical therapy personnel covered and how supervision is defined and applied.
APTA also has several policies related to supervision:
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Learn how to stay in compliance with Medicare while providing supervision to students, PTAs, and physical therapy aides.
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House position: Experiential learning focused on development and application of patient‐ and client‐centered skills and behaviors is a crucial component of the education of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
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