The Alabama Board of Physical Therapy recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Legislative Intent and Definitions A. Intent B. Definitions C. Review D. Summary Section 3: Powers and Duties/Regulate Practice A. Regulations Covered B. Composition, Appointment, and Terms C. Executive Director D. Qualifications and Vacancies E. Officers; compensation and expenses of members F. Voting G. Records H. Directory I. Powers and Duties J. Fees and Fines K. Impaired Practitioner Program L. Review M. Summary Section 4: Licensure and Examination A. Regulations Covered B. Appropriate Education C. Key Points D. Application Documentation E. Application Fee F. Key Points G. Examinations H. Licensure Without Examination I. Key Points J. Temporary Licenses K. Renewal of License L. Restoration of License M. Lost or Destroyed License or Name Change. N. Fee for Verification of Licensure O. Physical Therapist Fund P. Key Points Q. Continuing Education R. Continuing Education Hour Requirements S. Unacceptable Activities for Continuing Education T. Failure to Meet Requirement U. Review V. Summary Section 5: Patient Care Management A. Regulations Covered B. Use of Titles and Lawful Practice C. Roles and Responsibilities of Licensees D. Review E. Summary Section 6: Disciplinary Action and Unlawful Practice A. Regulations Covered B. Statement of Policy C. Grounds for Disciplinary Action D. Complaints and Due Process Procedures E. Summons and Complaint F. Pre-Hearing Discovery G. Disciplinary Hearings H. Conflict and Bias I. Complaint Charging Violation of Article J. Subpoenas K. Hearing L. Judicial Review of Revocation and Refusal of License M. Penalties (Administrative Codes) N. Penalties (Practice Act) O. Review P. Summary Section 7: Consumer and Public Rights A. Regulations Covered B. Records C. Advertising D. Identification Required E. Review F. Summary Section 8: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!
Chad Hobbs PT, DPT, COMT currently practices in Huntsville, AL as the Director of Operations for Focus Physiotherapy. Chad graduated in 2009 with his Doctor in Physical Therapy from Belmont University. He has practiced in Alabama and Tennessee and completed his clinical rotations at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C. Chad’s motivation to become a physical therapist stems from growing up with his younger sister, Wendy, who was born with arthrogryposis. From this experience, he has developed multiple medical devices and currently holds two U.S. patents. He has also held the position as the Federal Affairs Liaison on the Alabama Physical Therapy Association and also served on the Alabama Board of Physical Therapy. Disclosure: Chad Hobbs PT, DPT, COMT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.