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Wisconsin Jurisprudence for Physical Therapy (2022)

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.

Non-Financial: Sheila Nicholson has no competing non-financial 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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Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants and students of each must comply with the laws, rules, regulations, ethics and professional responsibility governing their practice in the State of Wisconsin. Accordingly, this course is designed to provide an overview of Wisconsin laws, rules, regulations, ethics and professional responsibility governing physical therapy in the State of Wisconsin. Every practicing physical therapist, physical therapist assistant and student of each must be knowledgeable of these laws, rules, regulations, ethics and professional responsibility and act in compliance.

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 Wisconsin by examining the primary documentation substantiating Physical Therapy Ethics, Professional Responsibilities, and Core Values for both Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.

2. Understanding the Wisconsin Law

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

3. Wisconsin Administrative Code

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

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