May 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PT 631 - Professional Issues - Legal

(2 credits)
This course will study legal issues related to physical therapy practice. It will include a basic introduction to legal concepts. Students will examine legal issues, including malpractice, risk management, and the role of the physical therapist in the legal process. Issues related to Physical Therapy Practice Acts will be highlighted including licensure requirements and direct access. Emphasis will be placed on applying components of the law that impact on professional practice. An introduction to advanced legal issues, including business and employment law, contract law, and the Americans with Disabilities Act will be provided. Spring.