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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 112. Board of Physical Therapy
Chapter 20. Regulations Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy
6/30/2022

18VAC112-20-100. Supervisory responsibilities.

A. A physical therapist shall be fully responsible for any action of persons performing physical therapy functions under the physical therapist's supervision or direction.

B. Support personnel shall only perform routine assigned physical therapy tasks under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist or a licensed physical therapist assistant, who shall only assign those tasks or activities that are nondiscretionary and do not require the exercise of professional judgment.

C. A physical therapist shall provide direct supervision to no more than three individual trainees or students at any one time.

D. A physical therapist shall provide direct supervision to a student in an approved program who is satisfying clinical educational requirements in physical therapy. A physical therapist or a physical therapist assistant shall provide direct supervision to a student in an approved program for physical therapist assistants.

E. A physical therapist shall provide direct supervision to a student who is satisfying clinical educational requirements in physical therapy in a nonapproved physical therapist program that has been granted the Candidate for Accreditation status from CAPTE. Either a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant shall provide direct supervision to a student who is satisfying clinical education requirements in a nonapproved physical therapist assistant program that has been granted the Candidate for Accreditation status from CAPTE.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3474 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 16, Issue 25, eff. September 27, 2000; amended, Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 24, eff. September 8, 2004; Volume 37, Issue 14, eff. April 30, 2021.

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