PTs and PTAs in the state of GA are required to complete a 4 hour course on jurisprudence and ethics for license renewal. This course reviews the jurisprudence and ethics components as outlined by the Georgia Board of Physical Therapy and is applicable for PTs and PTAs licensed in the state of Georgia.
Beginning July 1, 2018, the Georgia Board of Physical Therapy will only accept ethics and jurisprudence courses approved by the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG) and by colleges and universities with CAPTE-accredited program (refer to Board Rule 490-4-.02(2)(a).
Course created on November 23, 2020
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/4.0; AL/4.0; AR/4.0; AZ/4.0; CA/4.0; CO/4.0; CT/4.0; DE/4.0; GA/4.0; HI/4.0; IA/4.0; IACET/0.4; ID/4.0; IL/4.0; IN/4.0; KS/4.0; MA/4.0; ME/4.0; MI/4.0; MO/4.0; MS/4.0; MT/4.0; NC/4.0; ND/4.0; NE/4.0; NH/4.0; NY/4.0; OR/4.0; PA/4.0; RI/4.0; SD/4.0; TN/4.0; TX/4.0; UT/4.0; VA/4.0; VT/4.0; WA/4.0; WI/4.0; WY/4.0
- The participant will be able to identify at least two sources of law that govern physical therapy practice in Georgia.
- The participant will be able to review the Georgia State Practice Act to define the clinical scope of practice for PTs and PTAs licensed in Georgia.
- The participant will be able to list at least three continuing competency requirements for PTs and PTAs licensed in Georgia.
- The participant will be able to identify at least three statutes that affect the practice of physical therapy in Georgia.
- The participant will be able to describe how to review the FAQs and navigate the board's website.
- The participant will be able to identify least two regulations on the practice of physical therapy in Georgia and identify the location of the GA policy statements.
- The participant will be able to differentiate morals and ethics.
- The participant will be able apply a decision-making model to a given case study as a strategy for resolving ethical issues in the state of GA.
- The participant will be able to identify the RIPS model to at least three clinical examples.
- The participant will be able to list at least three ethical implications of current events and examples from clinical practice in the state of GA.
|0-15 Minutes||Review of learner objectives, overview of physical therapy and the law|
|15-40 Minutes||Georgia Physical Therapy Practice Act; O.C.G.A. 43-33|
|40-65 Minutes||Rules and policies governing physical therapy in the State of Georgia; Physical Therapy Board Rules; Chapter 490|
|65-85 Minutes||Georgia General Provisions; O.C.G.A. 43-1-1 through 43-1-34; Board Policies and FAQs. Guidance on CE Broker and how to navigate the Boards website.|
|85-115 Minutes||Introduction; Ethics and morals; Ethics and professionalism|
|115-175 Minutes||APTA Code of Ethics for Physical Therapists; APTA Code of Ethics for Physical Therapist Assistants; Compare and contrast of the codes|
|175-225 Minutes||Bioethics problems vs. Code issues; RIPS model and 10 case studies including but not limited to accountability, compassion, excellence, integrity, professional duty, social responsibility, altruism, which cover professional accountability, ethical behavior, and professional boundaries.|
|225-240 Minutes||Review of important course content; "Test your knowledge" questions. Review of proposed rules.|
Brigette Cuffia is an Associate Professor at Neumann University and teaches in the Physical Therapy Program. She is also one of the Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education responsible for student clinical placements. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy and her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University and her Juris Doctorate Degree from Temple University. She is both a licensed PT in Pennsylvania as well as a licensed attorney admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar.
Brigette has taught live ethics and jurisprudence courses for licensed therapists since 2009. She is currently teaching courses on ethical technology usage, pediatric ethics and legal issues. She is also an on-line instructor for Care Resources, LLC and Elite Rehabilitation Solutions teaching ethics and legal issues for healthcare providers.
Clinically, Brigette has worked for Moss Rehab Hospital for over 15 years in some capacity- currently she is an outpatient per-diem. While at Moss as the neurology team lead she was integral in developing a CARF accredited spinal cord injury program, bariatric program and also reviving the sexuality and disability education committee. Brigette was awarded a grant to develop Moss Muscle Builders, a maintenance group for persons with disabilities, which is still active today.
At Neumann Brigette developed and implements the service-learning curriculum which allows students the opportunity to participate in public health initiatives throughout the community Brigette also chairs the Philadelphia Area Clinical Education Consortium a nonprofit group providing continuing education in the region: www.phillyclined.org
Kathleen D. Weissberg
OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP
Kathleen Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, in her 25 years of practice, has worked in adult rehabilitation, primarily in long-term care as a clinician, manager, researcher, and most recently as Education Director with Select Rehabilitation where she oversees continued competency and education for close to 12,000 therapists. In her role, she conducts audits and provides denials management and quality improvement planning training for more than 700 LTC sites nationwide. She also conducts compliance, ethics, and jurisprudence training to therapists. Kathleen has authored several publications that focus on patient wellness, fall prevention, dementia management, therapy documentation, and coding/billing compliance.
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