Administrative Law

Clarification on Animal Rehabilitation

The Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) has proposed a regulatory action to adopt a new section that they believe will better protect animal patients and California consumers.  The proposed regulation will allow licensed physical therapists and registered veterinarian technicians to perform animal rehabilitation under the direct supervision of a veterinarian. Currently, Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
Administrative Law

Examining Mandatory Abuse Reporting Requirements for Physical Therapists

(This article will appear in the California Physical Therapy Association's March 2015 Newsletter, PT Interventions.) Reporting abuse sounds like a simple and straightforward process. But due to the personal nature of the physical therapist-patient relationship, it can be difficult. Because such reporting is mandated by California law, this article examines Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago
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New Physical Therapy Board Regulations on Adequate Supervision and Patient Records

The Physical Therapy Board of California (“Board”) has issued new regulations which became effective July 14, 2011. The regulations address and define “adequate supervision” of physical therapist assistants (“PTA”), requirements for use of physical therapy aides (“PT aides”), and new recordkeeping requirements. Background In 1983, the Board established a regulation Read more…

By Steven L. Simas, ago