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:
May 24, 2020 / Article
Jan 18, 2019
Learn how to stay in compliance with Medicare while providing supervision to students, PTAs, and physical therapy aides.
May 1, 2019 / Article
Additional Supervision and Teamwork Content
Oct 1, 2019 / Column
When general supervision is legal but problematic.
Sep 20, 2019 / Policies & Bylaws
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.
Jul 10, 2019 / Article
Laura Finkelstein, PhD, spends a lot of time talking to students who feel stressed, anxious, and burned out. And that feeling isn’t limited to students. Laura reminds listeners that to best care for your patients and clients, now or in the future, you need to care for yourself first.
Jul 1, 2019 / Column
What's legal isn't necessarily ethical.
Jun 1, 2019 / Column
Sometimes you need to walk away. But that's not all.
Mar 22, 2019 / Interview
Feb 25, 2019 / Article
Paul Caudillo, PT, DPT, is a veteran who finds that his rallying motto still resonates.
Nov 21, 2018 / Perspective
It must be one alliance between the patient, PT, and PTA.
Nov 7, 2018 / Perspective
I wonder, are collaboration and teamwork the same?
Oct 18, 2018 / Perspective
With increased expectations to deliver high-quality care, it is important that we meet the standards that are being set for us.