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Ethics for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants
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When: January 22, 2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: St. Philips College-Martin Luther King Campus
1801 Martin Luther King Dr
Bldg: Campus Center - Room: Heritage Room
San Antonio, Texas  78203
United States
Presenter: Ron Scott, PT, JD, LLM, EdD, MA, MSBA, MSPT
Contact: Martha Acosta

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Networking:  6:00 pm

Business Meeting:  6:30 pm

Course:  7:00 pm 


Course Description:

This 2-hour course overviews professional ethics and related jurisprudential concepts relevant to physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. It includes five objectives and 20-question, multiple-choice pre- and post-course assessment questions, and addresses the following topics: (1) sources of ethical and legal obligations, (2) the modern blending of health law and professional ethics, and (3) an analysis of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Code of Ethics for the Physical Therapist and Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant, presented through hypothetical case vignettes and exercises. 


At the conclusion of this program, the learner will be able to....

1)Understand the nature of the high fiduciary duty owed to patients under their their care.

2)Analyze hierarchal blended ethical-legal duties for all aspects of physical therapy practice.

3)Apply the four fundamental biomedical ethical principles to physical therapy practice.

4)Examine in detail and evaluate the American Physical Therapy Association’s Code of Ethics for the Physical Therapist and Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant.

5)Diligently apply principles learned to physical therapy clinical practice.


Ron Scott, PT, JD, has been a practicing physical therapist since 1977, and a practicing attorney (specializing in mediation and litigation case settlement) since 1983. He is currently an Associate Professor at Rocky Mountain University of Health Sciences, Provo, Utah, teaching doctoral physical and occupational therapy and nursing students, as well as a part-time faculty member in six other physical and occupational therapy and graduate business programs across the United States, including UTHSCSA. Ron is the author of 13 texts, most recently Practical, Ethical and Legal Aspects of Patient Care Documentation, 4th ed., 2011, Jones & Bartlett Publishers. He resides in Cibolo, Texas with his Spanish wife of 37 years, Pepi Barba. Ron is past 5-year member and chair of the Ethics and Judicial Committee, American Physical Therapy Association, and a 20-year military service veteran, having served on active duty during the Vietnam, Grenada, Just Cause, and Operation Desert Storm conflicts. He is a 2-time recipient of the United States’ National Defense Service and Meritorious Service Medals.



This course is approved for 2.0 CCUs and meets the Ethics requirement for PT/PTA licensure renewal.



Main Location:

St. Philips College
Martin Luther King Campus
1801 Martin Luther King Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78203
Bldg: Campus Center
Room: Heritage Room


Remote Location: *Remote Broadcast via GoToMeeting

Evidence in Motion (EIM)
17325 Bell North Dr
Schertz, TX 78154


**Please select under "Sessions" which location you will be attending.

Registration Fees:

   Online Registration   Onsite Registration 
 Member:  $30.00  $40.00
 Non-Member:   $40.00  $50.00


**You must register by January 21st to receive the discounted rate.  Online registration will close on 1/21.



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