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Update 9/17/2020

Don't miss this great article about ethical considerations during the pandemic!



Update 8/11/2020

Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in Ohio have a new requirement for licensure renewal. Licensees are required to complete a standardized jurisprudence assessment module (JAM) worth 2 CEUs in each renewal cycle starting in 2022 for PTs and 2023 for PTAs; JAM is not required for first time renewals. The module will provide continuing education regarding Ohio’s laws and rules governing physical therapy. The module is available at


Ethics Resources

Listed below are links to ethics-related best practices to assist you in your practice.

APTA Code of Ethics -

APTA Standards of Practice - of practice%22

Ohio Laws and Rules -

RIPS model -

Medicare Therapy -

Medicare Benefit Manual for different settings -

Jurisprudence Assessment Module - required completion and passage for PTs beginning with the license renewal in January, 2022; for PTAs with license renewal in January, 2023.

TRANSFORM 2019 - conference session: Respect the Bubble! How am I as a Professional with Social Media, Personal Boundaries & Cell Phones?

TRANSFORM 2018 - conference session: As the World Gets Smaller, Do Ethical Dilemmas Get Bigger?


Is My First Thought Right? This Seems Wrong!
Pose An Ethical Dilemma Below!



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