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PHYSICAL THERAPIST LICENSING BOARD

 

DIVISION 40

MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY PRACTICE AND RECORDS

848-040-0100

Definitions

As used in this Division:

(1) "Authentication" means the process by which the licensee reviews and validates the accuracy of the record entry. By authenticating a record entry, the licensee certifies that the services described were performed by the authenticating licensee or performed by a person under that licensee's supervision.

(2) “IDEA” means Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act.

(3) "IEP" means an Individualized Education Plan developed for a child/student qualified under the IDEA program.

(4) "IFSP" means an Individualized Family Services Plan developed for a child qualified under the IDEA Early Intervention Program.

(5) "Licensee" means a physical therapist or a physical therapist assistant and includes a temporary permit holder.

(6) "Patient" means one who seeks and receives physical therapy services. For purposes of these rules, patient may include a person receiving services in a home or clinical setting, a student in a school setting, a child receiving early intervention services, a resident of a care facility, or an animal.

(7) "Permanent Record" means the final version of the record of each evaluation, reassessment or treatment provided to a patient which becomes part of the patient's medical record.

(8) “Physical therapy intervention” means a treatment or procedure and includes but is not limited to: therapeutic exercise; gait and locomotion training; neuromuscular reeducation; manual therapy techniques (including manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction, connective tissue and therapeutic massage, mobilization/manipulation of soft tissue or spinal or peripheral joints, and passive range of motion); functional training related to physical movement and mobility in self-care and home management (including activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL)); functional training related to physical movement and mobility in work (job/school/play), community, and leisure integration or reintegration (including IADL, work hardening, and work conditioning); prescription, application, and, as appropriate, fabrication of devices and equipment (assistive, adaptive, orthotic, protective, or supportive); airway clearance techniques; integumentary repair and protective techniques; electrotherapeutic modalities; physical agents and mechanical modalities; and patient related instruction and education.

(9) "Plan of care" means a written course of physical therapy treatment established by a physical therapist following an initial evaluation which integrates the evaluation data collected to determine the degree to which physical therapy interventions are likely to achieve anticipated goals and expected outcomes.

(10) "Record" means a written account of the detailed information gathered from each evaluation, reassessment, and the treatment provided to a patient. This documentation may be used to create the separate, permanent record, or it may serve as the permanent record.

(11) "Student" means a child ages 3 to 21 who is enrolled in an educational institution and who qualifies for services under IDEA or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, or other designated plan of care, or a child ages 0-2 who qualifies under the IDEA Early Intervention Program.

(12) “Student PT or Student PTA” means a person enrolled in a CAPTE accredited physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program and who is providing patient care as part of the required clinical education.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 688.160
Stats. Implemented: ORS 688.160, 688.010, 688.210
Hist.: PTLB 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-04; PTLB 1-2007, f. 3-13-07, cert. ef. 4-1-07; PTLB 2-2008, f. 12-16-08, cert. ef. 1-2-09; PTLB 1-2010, f. 2-16-10, cert. ef. 3-1-10

848-040-0105

General Standards for Practice

(1) Licensees shall practice competently. A licensee practices competently when the licensee uses that degree of care, skill and diligence that would be used by a reasonable, careful and prudent licensee under the same or similar circumstances.

(2) A physical therapist must immediately refer a patient to an appropriate medical provider if signs or symptoms are present that require treatment or diagnosis by such provider or for which physical therapy is contraindicated or if treatment for the signs or symptoms is outside the knowledge of the physical therapist or scope of practice of physical therapy.

(3) A licensee shall not delegate to another person any task that the person is not legally authorized to perform or is not qualified by training and experience to perform.

(4) A licensee shall not provide treatment intervention that is not warranted by the patient's condition.

(5) A licensee shall respect the privacy and dignity of the patient in all aspects of practice.

(6) A licensee shall comply with the laws and rules governing the use and disclosure of a patient's protected health information as provided in ORS 192.553-192.581.

(7) A licensee shall comply with the provisions of ORS 688.135(3) by displaying a copy of their current license in their place(s) of employment in a location accessible to public view, or by making a paper or electronic copy readily available upon request, or by displaying an electronic verification of current status from the Board’s website.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 688.160
Stats. Implemented: ORS 688.160, 688.010 & 688.210
Hist.: PTLB 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-04; PTLB 8-2005, f. 12-29-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; PTLB 2-2013, f. 11-26-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

848-040-0110

General Standards for Record Keeping

(1) The licensee who performs the physical therapy service shall prepare a complete and accurate record for every patient, regardless of whether compensation is given or received for the therapy services and regardless of whether the patient receives treatment pursuant to a referral or is self-referred.

(2) A record shall be prepared on the date a physical therapy service is provided.

(3) The permanent record shall contain information for every physical therapy service provided, the date the service was provided and the date the entry was made in the record. The permanent record of a physical therapy service shall be prepared within seven calendar days of the date the service was provided.

(4) The licensee who performs the physical therapy service shall authenticate the permanent record of the service that was performed. Authentication may be made by written signature or by computer. If authentication is by computer, the licensee shall not permit another person to use the licensee's password to authenticate the entry. Authentication may not be accomplished by the use of initials, except when a record entry identifying an error is authenticated. A rubber stamp may not be used to authenticate any entry in a patient record.

(5) Non-licensees, including physical therapist aides, may prepare physical therapy treatment-related entries for the permanent patient record for authentication by the treating licensee. The requirement for authentication shall not apply to records not related to physical therapy treatment.

(6) Either the permanent record or a record prepared on the date of service shall be readily accessible to a licensee prior to when that licensee provides subsequent treatment to the patient. "Readily accessible" means the authenticating licensee is able to produce the record immediately upon request.

(7) All entries shall be legible and permanent handwritten records shall be in ink.

(8) Abbreviations may be used if they are recognized standard physical therapy abbreviations or are approved for use in the specific practice setting.

(9) When an error in the permanent record is discovered, the error shall be identified and corrected. The erroneous entry shall be crossed out, dated and initialed or otherwise identified as an error in an equivalent written manner by the author of the erroneous entry.

(10) Late entries or additions to entries in the permanent record shall be documented when the omission is discovered with the following written at the beginning of the entry: "late entry for (date)" or "addendum for (date)" and authenticated;

(11) Treatment provided by a student physical therapist (SPT) may be documented either by the SPT or by the supervising therapist. Documentation by a SPT shall be signed by the student and authenticated by a supervising physical therapist.

(12) Treatment provided by a student physical therapist assistant (SPTA) may be documented either by the SPTA or by the supervising therapist or physical therapist assistant. Documentation by a SPTA shall be signed by the student and authenticated by a supervising physical therapist or supervising physical therapist assistant.

(13) Documentation by a person who holds a physical therapist temporary permit issued under OAR 848-010-0026(1)(a) or (1)(c) shall be authenticated by the permit holder and by a supervising physical therapist.

(14) Documentation by a person who holds a physical therapist assistant temporary permit issued under OAR 848-010-0026(1)(a) shall be authenticated by the permit holder and by a supervising physical therapist or supervising physical therapist assistant.

(15) For purposes of the Board's enforcement of these rules, patient records shall be kept for a minimum of seven years measured from the date of the most recent entry.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 688.160
Stats. Implemented: ORS 688.160, 688.010 & 688.210
Hist.: PTLB 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-04; PTLB 8-2005, f. 12-29-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; PTLB 1-2007, f. 3-13-07, cert. ef. 4-1-07; PTLB 2-2013, f. 11-26-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

848-040-0117

Standards For Authorization To Provide Physical Therapy Services

As a result of legislative changes effective January 1, 2014, a physical therapist is no longer required to limit treatment of a self-referred patient to 60 days before having to refer the patient to a provider identified in ORS 688.132(1).

(1) A physical therapist may initiate and provide physical therapy to a patient who is either self-referred or referred by a “provider of care”, defined in ORS 688.132 as a medical doctor, osteopathic physician, chiropractic physician, podiatric physician and surgeon, naturopathic physician, dentist, physician assistant or nurse practitioner, as follows:

(a) The therapist shall treat a self-referred patient in accordance with an initial evaluation and treatment plan prepared by a physical therapist and shall treat a patient who is referred by a provider of care pursuant to the written or oral referral or authorization received from the provider. As used in this rule, the term “authorization” includes certification by a provider of care of the physical therapist’s plan of care of a Medicare patient.

(b) If the referral or authorization specifies or identifies specific physical therapy interventions, precautions or contraindications for therapy, physical therapy shall not be provided beyond those specifications or limitations without further authorization.

(c) If a patient who is being treated pursuant to a referral or authorization from a provider of care requests treatment for a diagnosis or condition that is different and separate from the diagnosis or condition that is the subject of the referral, the physical therapist may initiate and provide treatment either in accordance with an initial evaluation and treatment plan prepared by a physical therapist or pursuant to an additional written or oral referral or authorization received from a provider listed in this section.

(d) If a referral or authorization specifies the number of treatments or a duration of treatment, the physical therapist may treat the patient for that duration and may extend treatment for a reasonable period of time if necessary for the patient to receive all authorized treatments.

(e) A physical therapist shall immediately refer a patient to a provider of care if the patient exhibits symptoms:

(A) That require treatment or diagnosis by a provider of medical care;

(B) For which physical therapy is contraindicated;

(C) For which the treatment is outside that therapist’s knowledge, skill and abilities; or

(D) For which treatment is outside the scope of practice of physical therapy.

(2) A physical therapist may provide physical therapy treatment to an animal under a referral from a veterinarian licensed under ORS Chapter 686. The referral must be in writing and specify the treatment or therapy to be provided pursuant to 686.040(4). The standard of care and documentation for physical therapy care to an animal shall be as provided for veterinarians under ORS Chapter 686.   

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of this rule, and pursuant to ORS 656.250, a physical therapist shall not provide compensable services to an injured worker governed by ORS Chapter 656 except as allowed by a governing managed care organization contract or as authorized by the worker's attending physician.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 688.160
Stats. Implemented: ORS 688.160, 688.010
Hist.: PTLB 8-2005, f. 12-29-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; PTLB 1-2007, f. 3-13-07, cert. ef. 4-1-07; PTLB 2-2008, f. 12-16-08, cert. ef. 1-2-09; PTLB 2-2013, f. 11-26-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14; PTLB 2-2013, f. 11-26-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

848-040-0120

Standards For Record Of Authorization

(1) A written referral received from a provider identified in ORS 688.132(1) shall be included in the patient record. In order to qualify as an authorization, a written referral must include, at a minimum, the name of the patient, the name of the provider, authentication by the provider and the date of the referral.

(2) An oral referral received from a provider identified in ORS 688.132(1) shall be documented in the patient record. Documentation shall include the name of the provider; the name of the person communicating the referral, if not the provider; the date the referral was received; the name of the person to whom the oral referral was communicated; the name of the patient; and a description of the referral, including diagnosis, frequency and duration, if specified.

(3) An oral referral must be followed-up with a written referral from the provider.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 688.160
Stats. Implemented: ORS 688.160, 688.010 & 688.210
Hist.: PTLB 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-04; PTLB 8-2005, f. 12-29-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06

848-040-0125

Standards For Initiation Of Physical Therapy

(1) Prior to initiating the first physical therapy treatment, a physical therapist shall perform an initial evaluation of each patient and determine a plan of care as provided in OAR 848-040-0135.

(2) For purposes of subsection (1) of this section, a physical therapist shall perform a separate initial evaluation under the following circumstances:

(a) The patient is returning to care after being discharged from therapy; or

(b) The patient is new to an inpatient or outpatient facility or home health agency.

(3) In the course of performing an initial evaluation the physical therapist shall examine the patient, obtain a history, perform relevant system reviews, assess the patient's functional status, select and administer specific tests and measurements and formulate clinical judgments regarding the patient. A physical therapist may incorporate by reference medical history or system review information about the patient prepared by another licensed health care provider and available in the physical therapy treatment record, IEP, IFSP or other designated plan of care.

(4) Only a physical therapist may perform an initial evaluation. A physical therapist shall not delegate the performance of an initial evaluation to a physical therapist assistant or to an aide.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 688.160
Stats. Implemented: ORS 688.160, 688.010 & 688.210
Hist.: PTLB 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-04; PTLB 1-2007, f. 3-13-07, cert. ef. 4-1-07; PTLB 1-2012, f. 2-9-12, cert. ef. 3-1-12

848-040-0130

Standards For The Documentation Of An Initial Evaluation

The permanent record of the initial evaluation shall include:

(1) Patient's full name, age and sex;

(2) Identification number, if appropriate;

(3) Referral source, including patient self-referral;

(4) Pertinent medical or physical therapy diagnoses, medications if not otherwise accessible in another part of the patient's medical record, history of presenting problem and current complaints and symptoms, including onset date;

(5) Prior or concurrent services related to the provision of physical therapy services;

(6) Any co-existing condition that affects either the goals or the plan of care;

(7) Precautions, special problems and contraindications;

(8) Subjective information (patient's knowledge of problem);

(9) Patient's goals (with family input or family goals, if appropriate). Goals may be as

provided in an applicable IEP, IFSP, or other designated plan of care; and

(10) Appropriate objective testing results, including but not limited to:

(a) Critical behavior/cognitive status;

(b) Physical status (e.g., pain, neurological, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary);

(c) Functional status (for Activities of Daily Living, work, school, home or sport performance); and

(d) Interpretation of evaluation results.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 688.160
Stats. Implemented: ORS 688.160, 688.010 & 688.210
Hist.: PTLB 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-04; PTLB 1-2007, f. 3-13-07, cert. ef. 4-1-07

848-040-0135

Standards For The Plan of Care

(1) Prior to initiation of treatment, a physical therapy plan of care for the patient shall be determined by a physical therapist. As appropriate, a plan of care may include the IFSP, or, in a school setting, a plan of care may include the IEP for a student, or other designated plan of care.

(2) Only a physical therapist may develop a plan of care. A physical therapist shall not delegate the development of the plan of care to a physical therapist assistant or to an aide.

(3) A physical therapist shall identify appropriate treatment tasks to be delegated to a physical therapist assistant or aide.

(4) Only a physical therapist may modify a plan of care. However, a physical therapist assistant may make recommendations to the physical therapist in regards to revision of the plan of care for a patient for whom the physical therapist assistant has been providing treatment.

(5) A physical therapist shall make modifications to the plan of care any time there are significant changes in the patient's condition or status that would affect the physical therapy goals.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 688.160
Stats. Implemented: ORS 688.160, 688.010 & 688.210
Hist.: PTLB 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-04; PTLB 1-2007, f. 3-13-07, cert. ef. 4-1-07

848-040-0140

Standards For The Documentation Of The Plan Of Care

(1) The permanent record of the plan of care shall include:

(a) Objectively measurable treatment goals that incorporate the patient's goals;

(b) Proposed treatment to accomplish the goals; and

(c) Proposed frequency and duration of treatment or number of visits.

(2) The permanent record of the plan of care shall be authenticated and dated by the physical therapist who developed the plan.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 688.160
Stats. Implemented: ORS 688.160, 688.010 & 688.210
Hist.: PTLB 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-04; PTLB 1-2007, f. 3-13-07, cert. ef. 4-1-07

848-040-0145

Standards For Providing Treatment

(1) A licensee shall not permit an aide to administer a task that is prohibited under OAR 848-020-0060, and shall not permit an aide to administer a non-prohibited procedure or modality to a patient unless a licensee has previously administered that procedure or modality to the patient.

(2) A physical therapist or physical therapist assistant shall perform, or attempt to perform physical therapy interventions only with qualified education and experience in that intervention.

(3) Except as provided in OAR 848-015-0020(6), a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant shall not continue to provide treatment to a patient unless a reassessment has been performed when required by 848-040-0155. However, a physical therapist assistant may provide treatment on the day a reassessment is required, so long as during that treatment day a physical therapist performs the required reassessment.

(4) A physical therapist or physical therapist assistant shall provide treatment in accordance with the provisions of OAR 848-040-0105.

(5) At all times there shall be a physical therapist supervising the treatment provided by a physical therapist assistant as provided in OAR 848-015-0020(2) or an aide as provided in 848-020-0000(5). "Supervising physical therapist" means either the last physical therapist to see the patient, or the physical therapist designated as in-charge of the patient on the day the patient is being treated.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 688.160
Stats. Implemented: ORS 688.160, 688.010 & 688.210
Hist.: PTLB 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-04; PTLB 1-2007, f. 3-13-07, cert. ef. 4-1-07; PTLB 2-2008, f. 12-16-08, cert. ef. 1-2-09

848-040-0147

Standards for Treatment by a Student PT or Student PTA

(1) A physical therapist may allow a student physical therapist (SPT) or student physical therapist assistant (SPTA), as defined in OAR 848-040-0100(12), to provide treatment consistent with the individual student's education, experience and skills.

(2) A physical therapist assistant may allow an SPTA to provide treatment consistent with the individual student's education, experience and skills.

(3) At all times, a supervising physical therapist must provide on-site supervision of an SPT or SPTA who provides treatment to a patient.

(4) For purposes of this rule "supervising physical therapist" means the physical therapist who is responsible for that patient's treatment on the day the SPT or SPTA provides treatment.

(5) For purposes of this rule "on-site supervision" means that at all times the supervising physical therapist is in the same building and immediately available to provide in person direction, assistance, advice or instruction to the student.

(6) A physical therapist may delegate supervision of an SPTA to a physical therapist assistant and the provision of subsections (3), (4) and (5) of this rule shall apply to the physical therapist assistant.

(7) Documentation by a student physical therapist (SPT) shall be signed by the student and authenticated by a supervising physical therapist on the same day. Documentation by a student physical therapist assistant (SPTA) shall be signed by the student and authenticated by a supervising physical therapist or supervising physical therapist assistant on the same day. A SPT's documentation must be completed pursuant to OAR 848-040-0110.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 688.160
Stats. Implemented: ORS 688.160, 688.010
Hist.: PTLB 8-2005, f. 12-29-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; PTLB 1-2010, f. 2-16-10, cert. ef. 3-1-10; PTLB 2-2013, f. 11-26-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

848-040-0150

Standards For The Documentation of Treatment Provided

(1) The permanent record of treatment for each patient visit shall include at a minimum:

(a) Subjective status of patient;

(b) Specific treatments and education provided;

(c) Objective data from tests and measurements conducted;

(d) Assessment of the patient's response to treatment, including but not limited to:

(A) Patient status, progression or regression;

(B) Changes in objective and measurable findings as they relate to existing goals;

(C) Adverse reactions to treatment; and

(e) Changes in the plan of care.

(2) When treatment is provided by a physical therapist assistant, the physical therapist assistant shall record and authenticate those services. If the supervising physical therapist records and authenticates treatment provided by the physical therapist assistant, the physical therapist shall document which services were provided that day by the physical therapist assistant. When treatment is provided or assisted by an aide, the aide may only document in the patient records objective information about the treatment provided by the aide. When a supervising physical therapist assistant or supervising physical therapist authenticates treatment provided by an aide, the therapist shall document which services were provided that day by the aide.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 688.160
Stats. Implemented: ORS 688.160, 688.010 & 688.210
Hist.: PTLB 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-04; PTLB 1-2007, f. 3-13-07, cert. ef. 4-1-07; PTLB 2-2013, f. 11-26-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

848-040-0155

Standards For Performing The Required Reassessment

(1) A physical therapist shall perform a reassessment for each patient to update patient status, evaluate progress and to modify or re-direct physical therapy services. In the course of performing the required reassessment, the physical therapist shall personally examine the patient, assess the patient's functional status, select specific tests and measurements, and formulate clinical judgments regarding the patient. The physical therapist may delegate to a physical therapist assistant the gathering of data for the reassessment as provided in OAR 848-015-0030(1)(b).

(2) A physical therapist shall perform a reassessment for each patient:

(a) At least every 30 days, or at every visit if the patient is seen less frequently;

(b) At least every 60 school days if the student is being treated in an educational setting or at every visit if the student is seen less frequently; or

(c) Anytime there are significant changes in the patient's condition or status that would result in a change in the goals or the plan of care.

(3) Only a physical therapist may perform the required reassessment. A physical therapist shall not delegate the performance of a required reassessment to a physical therapist assistant or to an aide.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 688.160
Stats. Implemented: ORS 688.160, 688.010 & 688.210
Hist.: PTLB 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-04; PTLB 1-2007, f. 3-13-07, cert. ef. 4-1-07

848-040-0160

Standards For The Documentation Of The Required Reassessment

(1) A physical therapist is required to perform and document the reassessment as required under OAR 848-040-0155.

(2) The permanent record of each reassessment shall include at a minimum:

(a) Subjective status of patient;

(b) Objective data from tests and measurements conducted;

(c) Functional status of patient;

(d) Interpretation of above data;

(e) Any change in the plan of care; and

(f) Any change in physical therapy goals (including patient goals).

(3) After a physical therapist performs a reassessment, a physical therapist assistant may prepare a summary of the patient’s physical therapy status based upon the physical therapist’s performance of the required reassessment.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 688.160
Stats. Implemented: ORS 688.160, 688.010 & 688.210
Hist.: PTLB 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-04; PTLB 1-2007, f. 3-13-07, cert. ef. 4-1-07; PTLB 2-2008, f. 12-16-08, cert. ef. 1-2-09

848-040-0165

Standards For Discharging A Patient From Therapy

(1) A physical therapist shall discharge a patient from physical therapy treatment when:

(a) The patient has reached all physical therapy goals and additional goals are not identified;

(b) The patient will not further benefit from physical therapy due to a lack of progress or a plateau in progress;

(c) The patient declines to continue treatment or self-discharges;

(d) Physical therapy is no longer appropriate for the patient or is contraindicated secondary to medical or psychosocial reasons;

(e) The referring provider directs or instructs that the patient be discharged.

(2) Only a physical therapist may make the decision to discharge a patient from therapy. A physical therapist shall not delegate the decision to discharge a patient to a physical therapist assistant or to an aide.

(3) A physical therapist assistant shall not independently make the decision to discharge a patient from therapy. However, a physical therapist assistant may make recommendations regarding discharge to the supervising physical therapist based on the physical therapist assistant's treatment of the patient.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 688.160
Stats. Implemented: ORS 688.160, 688.010 & 688.210
Hist.: PTLB 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-04

848-040-0170

Standards For Discharge Records

(1) Within 30 days following the patient's last scheduled visit or last contact, the physical therapist or physical therapist assistant shall document a final summary of the patient's physical therapy status upon discharge.

(2) The discharge summary shall include, but is not limited to:

(a) Date and reason for discharge, or self discharge, if known;

(b) Degree of goal achievement or reasons for goals not being achieved;

(c) Summary of the patient's status at the time of discharge; and

(d) Recommendations for follow-up care, if any.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 688.160
Stats. Implemented: ORS 688.160, 688.010 & 688.210
Hist.: PTLB 6-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-29-04

848-040-0175

Standards for Screening Services

(1) “Physical therapy screening” means the process of determining whether a person or animal would benefit from a physical therapy evaluation or referral to another health care professional.

(2) A physical therapist or physical therapist assistant may conduct or perform a physical therapy screening of a person who is not currently a physical therapy patient.

(3) A physical therapist or physical therapist assistant shall not delegate the performance of a physical therapy screening to an aide.

(4) A screening is not a physical therapy treatment or intervention and does not require or involve performance of an initial evaluation, preparation of a plan of care, or creation of a patient treatment record.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 688.160
Stats. Implemented: ORS 688.160(6)(g)
Hist.: PTLB 2-2008, f. 12-16-08, cert. ef. 1-2-09

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