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Ethics and Jurisprudence for the Indiana Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant

Course: #4574Level: Intermediate 2 Hours 373 Reviews

PTs and PTAs practicing in the state of Indiana are required to complete a two-hour course on ethics and jurisprudence for license and certificate renewal respectively. This course reviews the principles of ethics, common ethical dilemmas, and methods for analyzing ethical dilemmas. Jurisprudence components as outlined by the Indiana Board of Physical Therapy, Indiana Physical Therapy Practice Act and The Indiana Administrative Code is also discussed.

This course is applicable for PTs and PTAs in the state of Indiana.

Course created on March 7, 2022

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list two sources of law that govern physical therapy practice in Indiana.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify the clinical scope of physical therapy practice in Indiana based on the most recent Indiana Physical Therapy Practice Act.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe how to maintain and renew their Physical Therapy license including continuing competence requirements needed for license renewal.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify at least three principles of ethics and their application to rehabilitation and physical therapy.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list at least three codes of ethics that govern physical therapy practice.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify the code of ethics and procedures for analyzing ethical dilemmas in healthcare.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify at least three common ethical issues experienced in healthcare settings.


0-5 Minutes Learning outcomes, Principles of Ethics
5-10 Minutes Code of Ethics, APTA Code of Ethics for Physical Therapy Professionals
10-30 Minutes Legal Issues: HIPAA, Malpractice, Licensure, Disciplinary Action, Fraud and Abuse
30-35 Minutes Common Ethical Issues and Resolving Disputes
35-50 Minutes Analyzing Ethical Dilemmas using CELIBATE, RIPS and Case Studies
50-60 Minutes Avoiding Ethical Dilemmas, Resources, Scenarios
60-65 Minutes Jurisprudence Introduction, learning outcomes
65-105 Minutes Article 27 Physical Therapists, Chapter 1 Regulation of Physical Therapists and Chapter 2. Physical Therapy Licensure Compact, Indiana Code Article 0.5 Applicability of Certain Provisions in IC 25
105-120 Minutes Indiana Professional Licensing Agency, ITLE 842 Indiana Board of Physical Therapy Article 1. Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants, Scope of Practice Rulings


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Washington D.C.

The District of Columbia Board of Physical Therapy (Board) has established that is an approved continuing education provider for DC physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Licensees must adhere to all other continuing education regulations of the Board, including those related to online courses and content.

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continued, LLC, DBA, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

IL Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor is approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a sponsor of continuing education for PTs/PTAs (Sponsor License #216000252). This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Intermediate level).


This course is approved for 2 hours of continuing education by APTA Indiana.

New York is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.

Texas Physical Therapy Association

This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Intermediate level) by the Texas Physical Therapy Association. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. The Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) administers the CCAP on behalf of the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Provider #2406033TX).

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