Georgia PT Ethics and Jurisprudence
“Georgia PT Ethics and Jurisprudence” was designed to help therapy professionals with the ethical dilemmas they face in the workplace. The course is designed to promote a better understanding of ethics, morals and legal behavior in the hopes of facilitating a better decision making process for professionals in ethical situations. The course also incorporates the rules and laws governing physical therapy in the state of Georgia specifically Georgia Rules 490-1 through 490-12 and Georgia Laws 43-33 and Georgia General Provisions 43-1-9 and 43-1-19 through 43-1-27. It also covers the Georgia Board Policies and Rules. It incorporates a general Georgia Board of PT website review/navigation and FAQs and an aPTitude website review along with a review of any proposed rules on the board website. Lastly case studies are provided to help identify appropriate ethical responses/actions to specific situations.
This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia.
Mary Smith, RPT
Methods of Instruction:
Online course available via internet
Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants
Course Goals and Objectives:
At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Define Ethics
- Define Morality
- Identify the basic similarities and differences between ethics and morals
- Differentiate between common ethical theories
- Define determinants of moral and ethical behavior
- Understand the ethical decision-making process
- Identify and understand the rules and laws governing physical therapy in the state of Georgia specifically Georgia Rules 490-1 through 490-12 and Georgia Laws 43-33 and Georgia General Provisions 43-1-9 and 43-1-19 through 43-1-27.
- Understand and apply the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy Board Policies and Rules
- Identify the key components on the Georgia Board of PT website and FAQs
- Identify the key components and operating procedures of the aPTitude website
- Identify any proposed rules on the Georgia Board of PT website
- Understand and apply ethical case studies
Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits:
A score of 70% or greater on the post-test