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Tennessee Jurisprudence for Physical Therapy (2023)

presented by Sheila Nicholson, Esquire, DPT, MBA, MA, PT

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Financial: Sheila Nicholson receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Sheila Nicholson has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course is approved by the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association. You must take the course and pass the quizzes with an 80% average to receive an approved certificate. We check completions once a week. We send out approved certificates to the email on the account. For scores less than 80% we send out communication to re-take the learning assessment.
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants and students of each must comply with the laws, rules and regulations governing their practice in the State of Tennessee. Accordingly, this course is designed to provide an overview of Tennessee laws, rules and regulations governing physical therapy in the State of Tennessee as well as meet the two (2) hours of jurisprudence requirement for licensure. Every practicing physical therapist, physical therapist assistant and student of each must be knowledgeable of these laws, rules and regulations and act in compliance. Ignorance of these laws, rules and regulations will never be an excuse for failure to comply.

Meet Your Instructor

Sheila Nicholson, Esquire, DPT, MBA, MA, PT

Sheila K. Nicholson is a partner at Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. and practices from the firm's Tampa, FL office. She is also the Director of FPTA's West Central District, a member of the American Physical Therapy Association's House of Delegates, and serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Florida Physical Therapy…

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1. Overview: Understanding the Legal System

This chapter provides an overview of the laws and rules and regulations that govern Physical Therapy practice in Tennessee by examining the primary documentation substantiating Physical Therapy Ethics, Professional Responsibilities, and Core Values for both Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.

2. Understand the Tennessee Law

This chapter will discuss relevant terminology, break down specific state laws for Tennessee, and examine how these laws apply to the Code of Ethics in Physical Therapy.

3. Tennessee Admin Code

This chapter will start to look at specific rules and regulations created by the board of Physical Therapy Practice for the state of Tennessee and how they apply to Physical Therapy.

4. Tennessee Policy

This chapter will start to look at specific policies created by the Tennessee board of Physical Therapy and how they apply to the Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant.

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