This is a two hour course that covers the Hawaii State Practice Act, other important rules, and regulations as well as bioethics and the APTA code of Ethics. This course is specifically for Physical Therapists licensed in Hawaii and is a review of the minimum subjects as stated in the Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy's Ethics, Laws and Rules (Jurisprudence) content outline.
It is recommended to review all handouts for this course to assist in the course and quiz completion.
Course created on February 10, 2021
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/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; KY/2.0 Category 2; 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; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- The participant will be able to identify at least two sources of law that govern physical therapy practice in Hawaii.
- The participant will be able to identify the Hawaii State Practice Act to establish the clinical scope of practice in Hawaii.
- The participant will be able to identify the HI license requirements for physical therapists including continuing competence activities.
- The participant will be able to identify case law and malpractice actions from administrative regulation of licensure.
- The participant will be able to define at least three key concepts related to ethics and professionalism.
- The participant will be able to list the 4 bioethical principles.
- The participant will be able to apply a model to solve an ethical dilemma.
- The participant will be able to identify the statement that best describes ethical physical therapy in Hawaii.
|0-5 Minutes||Background and review of learner outcomes|
|5-30 Minutes||Federal laws|
|30-55 Minutes||Hawaii state practice act|
|55-70 Minutes||Case Law/Malpractice|
|70-75 Minutes||Ways to limit liability|
|75-85 Minutes||Intro to Ethics and definitions|
|85-100 Minutes||BioEthics and ethical dilemmas|
|100-115 Minutes||APTA Code of Ethics|
|115-120 Minutes||Q & A, summary|
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
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