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

Sheila Nicholson Instructor Bio:
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 Association (FPTA). Her areas of practice include general liability defense, premises liability and premises protection, medical malpractice defense, professional malpractice defense and nursing home defense litigation. Additionally, Ms. Nicholson’s litigation experience extends to food claims liability. In this area, she counsels clients, healthcare providers and public health personnel on issues such as foodborne illness litigation, food-safety liability risk controls and corrective action plans. Prior to entering the field of law, Ms. Nicholson spent roughly fifteen years as a physical therapist and director of healthcare rehabilitation departments.

Ms. Nicholson is a graduate of Georgia State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in Physical Therapy in 1984. Ms. Nicholson received a Master’s degree, with honors, in Health Education at the University of Alabama in 1988. In 2002, she earned a Juris Doctor cum laude from Stetson University College of Law, where she also received a Master of Business Administration. While in law school, Ms. Nicholson was the recipient of the Walter Mann Award, the Victor O. Wehle Award, and the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award. She is included in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Ms. Nicholson is a longstanding speaker on topics of healthcare, risk management and documentation at accredited seminars locally, statewide and nationally. She frequently provides in-service training for clients on issues of documentation, risk exposure or other requested topics. Within the last two years, she has been selected to lecture at the American Physical Therapy Association, Florida Health Care Association, Mississippi Health Care Association, New Mexico Health Care Association, Florida Assisted Living Affiliation, Florida Association Directors of Nursing Administration, Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, Florida Occupational Therapy Association, Florida Association of Speech Language and Audiology, Florida Association of Activities Directors, and Dietary Support Services. Additionally, she has authored articles on the Therapy Cap Exception Process and Courtroom Guidance for Physical Therapists.

Ms. Nicholson is licensed to practice law in Florida and Mississippi. She is a member of the American Bar Association Health Law Section, The Florida Bar’s Health Law, Trial Lawyers Sections, Young Lawyers Division, the Mississippi Bar Association, and the Hillsborough County Bar Association.

Sheila Nicholson's Continuing Education Courses

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment

This is not an ethics course. This course is designed to meet state sexual harassment training requirements. Therapy practices must comply with Federal Laws that prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace. This course will provide an… Read Morearrow_right

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Occupational Safety and Health Act

Occupational Safety and Health Act

Therapy practices must comply with Federal Laws that protect the safety of employees at the workplace. This course will provide an overview of Federal Laws applicable to the workplace and specifically review the Occupations Safety Act… Read Morearrow_right

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Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control

Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control

This content can also be found as part of our Occupational Safety and Health Act course.

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HIPAA: The Ethics of Privacy and Security (2017)

HIPAA: The Ethics of Privacy and Security (2017)

Therapy practices must comply with HIPAA laws, including compliance through its employees and business associates. This course will provide an overview of the HIPAA laws, rules and regulations as well as discuss its key provisions. Emphasis… Read Morearrow_right

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Medical Errors and Risk Management (2019)

Medical Errors and Risk Management (2019)

Physical therapists and assistants, occupational therapists and assistants, and speech language pathologists, as well students of each student of each discipline, must comply with the laws, rules, and regulations governing their practice.… Read Morearrow_right

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Ethics in Physical Therapy (2019)

Ethics in Physical Therapy (2019)

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants and students of each should comply with ethics and professional responsibility governing the practice of physical therapy. In some states this becomes more than aspirational conduct and… Read Morearrow_right

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Tennessee Jurisprudence for Physical Therapy (2019)

Tennessee Jurisprudence for Physical Therapy (2019)

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… Read Morearrow_right

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Wisconsin Jurisprudence for Physical Therapy (2019)

Wisconsin Jurisprudence for Physical Therapy (2019)

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… Read Morearrow_right

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Indiana Jurisprudence for Physical Therapy (2019)

Indiana Jurisprudence for Physical Therapy (2019)

Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants and students of each must comply with the laws, rules, and regulations governing their practice in the State of Indiana. Accordingly, this course is designed to provide an overview of Indiana… Read Morearrow_right

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