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How many members of the Ohio OTPTAT board are physical therapists?
5 members are PTs; 4 members are OTs; 4 members are ATCs, and 1 member of the public.
Define physical therapy.
Evaluation and treatment of a person by physical measures and the use of therapeutic exercises and rehabilitative procedures, with or without assistive devices, for the purpose of preventing, correcting, or alleviating any disability.
Can include all of the following: design, fabrication, revision, education, and instruction in the use of various assistive devices including braces, splints, ambulatory or locomotion devices, wheelchairs, prosthetics, and orthotics; administration of topical drugs that have been prescribed by a licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs; establishment and modification of physical therapy programs, treatment planning, patient education and instruction, and consultative services; physiotherapy.
Define physical measures.
Include massage, heat, cold, air, light, water, electricity, sound, and the performance of test of neuromuscular function as an aid to such treatment.
What does "physical therapy" not include?
Medical diagnosis of a patient's disability, the use of Roentgen rays or radium diagnostic or therapeutic purposes, or the use of electricity for cauterization or other surgical purposes.
Define physical therapist.
A person who practices or provides patient education and instruction physical therapy and includes a physisiotherapist.
Define physical therapist assistant.
A person who assists in the provision of physical therapy treatments, including the provision of patient education and instruction, under the supervision of a physical therapist.
Which section of the Ohio OTPTAT board shall license persons desiring to practice physical therapy or as a physical therapist assistant in this state?
The physical therapy section of the Ohio OTPTAT board.
What should the physical therapy section of the Ohio OTPTAT board adopt? (Rules pertaining to what?)
Fees for the verification of a license and license reinstatement; Provisions for the section’s government and control of its actions and business affairs; Minimum curricula for physical therapy education programs; Eligibility criteria to take the examinations; The form and manner for filing applications for licensure with the section; A schedule regarding when licenses to practice as a physical therapist and physical therapist assistant
expire during a biennium; An additional fee, not to exceed thirty-five dollars, that may be imposed if a licensee files a late application for renewal;
The conditions under which the license of a person who files a late application for renewal will be reinstated; The issuance, renewal, suspension, and permanent revocation of a license; Appropriate ethical conduct in the practice of physical therapy; Requirements, including continuing education requirements, for restoring licenses that are inactive or have lapsed through failure to renew; Conditions that may be imposed for reinstatement of a license following suspension.
What is the maximum fee for filing a late renewal application?
additional fee not to exceed $35
The PT section of the Ohio OTPTAT board shall issue a license to practice as a physical therapist without requiring the applicant to have passed the national exam within 1 year of filling an application if all of the following are true:

What term does this define?
(1) The applicant presents evidence satisfactory to the physical therapy section that the applicant received a score on the national physical therapy examination that would have been a passing score according to the board in the year the applicant sat for the examination;
(2) The applicant presents evidence satisfactory to the physical therapy section that the applicant passed
the jurisprudence examination;
(3) The applicant holds a current and valid license or registration to practice physical therapy in another
state or country;
(4) Subject to division (B) of this section, the applicant can demonstrate that the applicant’s education is
reasonably equivalent to the educational requirements that were in force for licensure in this state on the date of the
applicant’s initial licensure or registration in the other state or country;
(5) The applicant pays the fee;
(6) The applicant is not in violation of any section of this chapter or rule adopted under it.

Reciprocity.
When does the license of a PT or PTA expire?
Biennially
What is to be included with the renewal application?
a fee of no more than $125 and a signed statement that the applicant completed the required amount of CEUs.
When should the licensee report to the section in writing a change in name, business address, or home address?
No later than 30 days after the date of change.
The PT section of the Ohio OTPTAT board may refuse to grant a license to an applicant for an initial or renewed license by the affirmative vote of not less than 5 members, may limit, suspend, or revoke the license or reprimand, fine, or place a license holder on probation, on any of the following grounds:
(1) Habitual indulgence in the use of controlled substances, other habit-forming drugs, or alcohol to an extent that affects the individual’s professional competency;
(2) Conviction of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude, regardless of the state or country in which the conviction occurred;
(3) Obtaining or attempting to obtain a license issued by the physical therapy section by fraud or deception, including making of a false, fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading statement;
(4) An adjudication by a court, as provided in section 5122.301 of the Revised Code, that the applicant or licensee is incompetent for the purpose of holding the license and has not thereafter been restored to legal capacity for that purpose;
(5) Subject to section 4755.471 of the Revised Code, violation of the code of ethics adopted by the physical therapy section;
(6) Violating or attempting to violate, directly or indirectly, or assisting in or abetting the violation of or conspiring to violate sections 4755.40 to 4755.56 of the Revised Code or any order issued or rule adopted under those sections;
(7) Failure of one or both of the examinations required under section 4755.43 or 4755.431 of the Revised Code;
(8) Permitting the use of one’s name or license by a person, group, or corporation when the one permitting the use is not directing the treatment given;
(9) Denial, revocation, suspension, or restriction of authority to practice a health care occupation, including physical therapy, for any reason other than a failure to renew, in Ohio or another state or jurisdiction;
(10) Failure to maintain minimal standards of practice in the administration or handling of drugs, as defined in section 4729.01 of the Revised Code, or failure to employ acceptable scientific methods in the selection of drugs, as defined in section 4729.01 of the Revised Code, or other modalities for treatment;
(11) Willful betrayal of a professional confidence;
(12) Making a false, fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading statement in the solicitation of or advertising for patients in relation to the practice of physical therapy;
(13) A departure from, or the failure to conform to, minimal standards of care required of licensees when under the same or similarcircumstances, whether or not actual injury to a patient is established;
(14) Obtaining, or attempting to obtain, money or anything of value by fraudulent misrepresentations in the course of practice;
(15) Violation of the conditions of limitation or agreements placed by the physical therapy section on a license to practice;
(16) Failure to renew a license in accordance with section 4755.46 of the Revised Code;
(17) Except as provided in section 4755.471 of the Revised Code, engaging in the division of fees for referral of patients or receiving anything of value in return for a specific referral of a patient to utilize a particular service or business;
(18) Inability to practice according to acceptable and prevailing standards of care because of mental illness
or physical illness, including physical deterioration that adversely affects cognitive, motor, or perception skills;
(19) The revocation, suspension, restriction, or termination of clinical privileges by the United States
department of defense or department of veterans affairs;
(20) Termination or suspension from participation in the medicare or medicaid program established under Title XVIII and Title XIX, respectively, of the “Social Security Act,” 49 Stat. 620 (1935), 42 U.S.C. 301, as amended, for an act or acts that constitute a violation of sections 4755.40 to 4755.56 of the Revised Code;
(21) Failure of a physical therapist to maintain supervision of a student, physical therapist assistant,
unlicensed support personnel, other assistant personnel, or a license applicant in accordance with the requirements of sections 4755.40 to 4755.56 of the Revised Code and rules adopted under those sections;
(22) Failure to complete continuing education requirements as prescribed in section 4755.51 or 4755.511
of the Revised Code or to satisfy any rules applicable to continuing education requirements that are adopted by the physical therapy section;
(23) Conviction of a misdemeanor when the act that constitutes the misdemeanor occurs during the practice of physical therapy;
(24)(a) Except as provided in division (A)(24)(b) of this section, failure to cooperate with an investigation
conducted by the physical therapy section, including failure to comply with a subpoena or orders issued by the section or failure to answer truthfully a question presented by the section at a deposition or in written interrogatories.
(b) Failure to cooperate with an investigation does not constitute grounds for discipline under
this section if a court of competent jurisdiction issues an order that either quashes a subpoena or permits the
individual to withhold the testimony or evidence at issue.
(25) Regardless of whether the contact or verbal behavior is consensual, engaging with a patient other than the spouse of the physical therapist or physical therapist assistant, in any of the following:
(a) Sexual contact, as defined in section 2907.01 of the Revised Code;
(b) Verbal behavior that is sexually demeaning to the patient or may be reasonably interpreted by the patient as sexually demeaning.
(26) Failure to notify the physical therapy section of a change in name, business address, or home address
within thirty days after the date of change;
(27) Except as provided in division (B) of this section:
(a) Waiving the payment of all or any part of a deductible or co-payment that a patient, pursuant to a health insurance or health care policy, contract, or plan that covers physical therapy, would otherwise be
required to pay if the wavier is used as an enticement to a patient or group of patients to receive health care services from that provider;
(b) Advertising that the individual will waive the payment of all or any part of a deductible or co-payment that a patient, pursuant to a health insurance or health care policy, contract, or plan that covers physical therapy, would otherwise be required to pay.
(28) Violation of any section of this chapter or rule adopted under it.
Review the Disciplinary actions on page 8.
What other health professionals can physical therapists develop a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, or professional association with the purpose of providing a combination of services?
Optometrists, chiropractors, psychologists, registered or licensed practical nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists, mechanotherapists, doctors of medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, or podiatric medicine and surgery who hold a valid license in their respective field.
True or False:
Personal trainers and physical therapists use the abbreviation "PT" legally for designate their respective professions.
False; according to Revised Code 4755.48 Violation (B), only physical therapist may use the abbreviation "PT".
Where should a PT or PTA display their license?
In a conspicuous location where the person spends the major part of their day at work.
If a patient is evaluated and treated by a physical therapist without a prescription, when does the physical therapist have to notify the patient's PCP?
No later than 5 business days after the evaluation is made.
If a patient being treated with a prescription has made no progress within 30 days the physical therapist must contact the PCP or refer the patient to a specialist unless either of the following applies:
(a) The evaluation, treatment, or services are being provided for fitness, wellness, or prevention purposes.
(b) The patient previously was diagnosed with chronic, neuromuscular, or developmental conditions and the evaluation, treatment, or services are being provided for problems or symptoms associated with one or more of those previously diagnosed conditions.
What orthotic devices is a physical therapist able to apply?
(a) Upper extremity adaptive equipment used to facilitate the activities of daily living;
(b) Finger splints;
(c) Wrist splints;
(d) Prefabricated elastic or fabric abdominal supports with or without metal or plastic reinforcing stays and other prefabricated soft goods requiring minimal fitting;
(e) Nontherapeutic accommodative inlays;
(f) Shoes that are not manufactured or modified for a particular individual;
(g) Prefabricated foot care products;
(h) Custom foot orthotics;
(i) Durable medical equipment.
What are the requirements for teaching physical therapy?
(A) A person shall not teach physical therapy theory and procedures course in physical therapy education with obtaining a license as a physical therapist.
(B) If licensed in another state, the person has one year to become licensed in the state in which they are teaching.
(C) If licensed under a foreign country, the person may request a permit to teach a course for up to 1 year.
How many CEUs does a PT need for license renewal?
Except in the case of the first license renewal, PTs must complete 24 CEUs.
How many CEUs does a PTA need for license renewal?
Except in the case of the first license renewal, PTAs must complete 12 CEUs.
What are the requirements of a continuing education course?
(1) Include significant intellectual or practical content, the primary objective of which is to improve the
professional competence of the participant;
(2) Be an organized program of learning dealing with matters directly related to the practice of physical therapy, professional responsibility, ethical obligations, or similar subjects that the section determines maintain and improve the quality of physical therapy services in this state;
(3) Consist of in-person instruction or other methods of instruction, including the use of self-study materials prepared and conducted by an individual or a group qualified by practical or academic experience as
determined by the section;
(4) Be presented in a setting physically suited to the educational activity of the course, program, or activity;
(5) Include thorough, high-quality written material;
How does one receive CEUs?
(1) For completing an approved continuing education course, program, or activity one unit for each hour of instruction received;
(2) For teaching as a faculty member of an institution of higher education a course that is part of the curriculum of the institution, one-half unit for each semester hour of the course, or an equivalent portion of a unit,
as determined by the section, for each quarter or trimester hour of the course;
(3) For teaching an approved course that is part of the curriculum of an institution of higher education other than as a faculty member, one unit for each hour of teaching the course;
(4) For teaching an approved course, program, or activity, other than a course that is part of the curriculum of an institution of higher education, three units for each hour of teaching the course, program, or activity the first time and one-half unit for each hour of teaching the course, program, or activity any time after the
first time;
(5) For authoring a published article or book, up to ten units as determined by the physical therapy section.
(B) The physical therapy section shall grant no more than twelve units of continuing education for teaching during
a biennial renewal period.
Where can you find information regarding the Ohio OTPTAT board meetings?
(1) Visiting the board’s website at http://otptat.ohio.gov;
(2) E-mailing the board at board@otptat.ohio.gov;
(3) Writing the board at: “Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board, 77
South High Street, Sixteenth Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108”;
(4) Calling the board at 614-466-3774 during normal business hours; or
(5) Appearing in person at the board office during normal business hours.
What are the educational requirements to be eligible for exam or licensure as a physical therapist?
(1) A minimum of one hundred twenty academic semester credits, or the equivalent academic quarter
hours, with a specific distribution in humanities, social sciences, biological sciences, and other physical sciences;
(2) Instruction in basic sciences, clinical sciences, and physical therapy theory and procedures; and
(3) Satisfactory completion of all clinical education curriculum requirements.
What 2 exams must a person pass in order to become a licensed physical therapist?
1. NPTE
2. Ohio Laws exam
What is license by endorsement?
An applicant who is currently licensed as a PT or PTA under the laws of another state, provided the requirements for registration or licensure under the appropriate category, including minimal education and passing score on NPTE were reasonably equal to the requirements in this state.
What date do PT licensees need to renew their license by?
The 31st day of January in each even-number year.
True or False:
Accumulated CEUs may be carried over from one renewal period to another.
False; CEUs may not carry over.
Passing what 2 specialty examinations will qualify for 24 contact hours of continuing education in the year the examination is taken?
(a) Specialty examinations administered by the American board of physical therapy specialties (ABPTS).
(b) The hand therapy certification commission (HTCC) certification examination.
Refer to p.21 of Continuing Education for more exceptions.
How soon can a person apply to reinstate a revoked or denied license?
after 1 year from date of revocation or denial
What is the initial licensing fee for a PT or PTA?
Shall not exceed $125
What is the fee for verifying a license?
Shall not exceed $50
What is the reinstatement fee?
Shall not exceed $100
Give an example of other licensed personnel.
Certified Athletic Trainer
Give an example of unlicensed personnel.
Physical therapy aide.
Who is solely responsible for delegation?
the physical therapist
What is the physical therapist unable to delegate?
(1) Interpreting available information concerning the referral;
(2) Providing the initial evaluation;
(3) Developing the plan of care, including the short term and long term goals;
(4) Identifying and documenting precautions, special problems, contraindications, anticipated progress,
and plans for reevaluation;
(5) Selecting and delegating only appropriate tasks in the plan of care;
(6) Designating or establishing channels of written and oral communication;
(7) Assessing the competence of the physical therapist assistant, other licensed personnel, and unlicensed
personnel to perform assigned tasks;
(8) Directing and supervising the physical therapist assistant, other licensed personnel, and unlicensed
personnel in delegated tasks; and
(9) Reevaluating and adjusting the plan of care, when necessary, and performing the final evaluation, determining discharge, and establishing the follow-up plan.
True or False:
A physical therapist assistant may respond to inquiries regarding patient status to appropriate parties within the healthcare system and within the protocol established by the supervising physical therapist.
True
True or False:
Supervision for a physical therapist assistant does not require the supervising physical therapist to be
on-site or on location. The supervising physical therapist must be available by telecommunication at all times and able to respond appropriately to the needs of the patient.
True
True or False:
The supervising physical therapist is required to be in direct line of sight and available to immediately respond to
the needs of the patient whenever the student physical therapist is performing patient examinations, evaluations,
and interventions.
False; The supervising PT does not need to be in direct line of sight for supervision but must be on-site.
True or False:
Unlicensed personnel may be supervised by the student physical therapist or student physical therapist assistant
who are being supervised in accordance with the laws and rules governing the practice of physical therapy.
True
Review the Code of Ethics starting on p.35.
Summary: Treat others like you would want your grandma to be treated.
A licensee shall self report to the physical therapy section any of the following:
(A) Impairment by physical or mental illness, chemical use, or chemical dependency, that affects the applicant’s or
licensee’s ability to practice with reasonable skill and safety.
(B) Conviction of a felony.
(C) Conviction of a misdemeanor when the act that constituted the misdemeanor occurred during the practice of physical therapy.
(D) The termination, revocation, or suspension of membership by a state or national physical therapy professional
association.
(E) A positive drug and/or alcohol screening.

In what time frame?
within 30 days
Are physical therapists and physical therapist assistants able to directly receive referrals via telephone, fax, or email?
Yes; only the physical therapist shall interpret the prescriptions, referrals, or orders and perform the initial patient evaluations, initial and ongoing treatment plans, periodic re-evaluation of patient, and adjustment of treatment plan.