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  1. What is the purpose of laws, policies, and regulations?
    to protect the public by ensuring providers are competent, and taxpayer dollars are being spent properly
  2. What is a body of rules of action or conduct that has legal binding force?
  3. What is enacted and established by the legislative department?

    *federal or state level
  4. What is an example of a federal statue?

    *federal supersedes state
  5. If a federal law doesnt exist, states make up statues. What is an example of a state statue?
    PT practice acts
  6. What are closely associated with laws?
  7. What is the purpose of a regulation?
    issued by various govt agencies to carry out the intent of the law

    created by administrative units, not by legislators
  8. What is a rule controlling the practice of individuals or organizations under the authority of an agency?

    -support, clarify, further define terms of statues

    -in PT regulations become more important than laws bc they specifically identify what must or can be done
  9. What is a common law?
    created by court decision

    do not involve legistlative action, but result from legal cases and decisions by juries and judges regarding the outcome

    certain areas of law (negligence) are primarily thru common law
  10. What law involves prosecution in a court of law for acts done in violation of those duties which an individual owes to the community?
    criminal law
  11. What law is concerned with private wrongs and remedies, is prosecuted in courts, and the outcome is for the defendant to pay monetary damages?
    civil law
  12. What do practice acts define for physical therapy?
    the practice of PT in that state

    qualifications needed

    certain responsibilities such as supervision or requirements to maintain a license
  13. What is licensure?
    "scope of practice" , authorizes to practice in that state

    legally protects the title
  14. What is certification?
    legally protects title, but does not have a scope of practice or monopoly to provide a particular service
  15. What is registration?
    least rigorous, only requiresthe periodical update of info (name, address, qualifications)
  16. Can you lose your license without breaking the law (alcohol impairment, etc..)?
  17. What is a policy?
    plan or course of action designed to influence and determine decisions

    do not have legal implications

    set standards
  18. What is the inability to competently perform the duties of a licensed professional?
    professional misconduct
  19. What is negligence?
    failure to act as a reasonably prudent person

    involves duty, breach of duty, damage to patient or their property
  20. What is malpractice?
    failure to do, or avoid doing, something that a reasonably prudent person would have done, or not done, with subsequent injury to the pt
  21. What is the legal duty to provide a professional standard of care, and the responsibility ultimately falls on the PT?
    vicarious liability
  22. What identifies, assesses, and minimizes, where possible, the risk of suffering harm or loss to patients, visitors, staff, and organization?
    risk management
  23. When do PTs renew their license,and how many CEUs are needed?
    every two years

    31st of January each even numbered year

  24. When do PTAs renew their license, and how many CEUs are needed?
    every 2 years

    31st of January every odd numbered year

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