What Did I Do Wrong? Top Violations of Law Against Physical Therapists

01:00 PM ET | 10:00 AM PT | 12:00 PM CT Duration 60 Minutes

Webinar Includes : All the training handouts , certificate ,Q/A and 60 mins Live Webinar

"Mark worked as the assigned counsel to numerous health professions licensure boards as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Kentucky"

Learn to identify the legal authority for state agencies

Description

Physical therapists are now a doctoral educated health care professional and serve an important role in helping patients in our aging society regain and maintain their physical abilities.  In addition, they serve to rehabilitate sports and exercise enthusiasts from athletic injuries.

Physical therapists provide a truly “hands on” relationship with the patient as they carry out their healing component of physical medicine.  In addition, physical therapy modalities overlap with several other health care practitioners who use the identical billing codes to bill for their services, too.  This patient relationship and billing practices places physical therapists in a unique position of vulnerability to claims of misconduct.

In the context of these doctor-patient relationships, what are the top legal and ethical violations against physical therapists?  Identify and understand the most common complaints against physical therapists which may have catastrophic consequences and career ending impact.

Why should you Attend

Today’s diverse, fast-changing, multidisciplinary health care environment in health involves many health care professionals who work together for the common goal of the patient.  This includes physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and others.

Like physicians and nurses, physical therapists as health care practitioners obtained an education, passed applicable examinations, completed professional training, and hold a license to practice their chosen profession of physical therapy.  The license to practice is issued by the state agency which has exclusive jurisdiction over this health care practitioner.

Thereafter, the state’s authority and power over the physical therapist often presents challenges to that professional that are not easy to navigate.  Their governing state agency routinely handles, investigates, and dismisses-- or prosecutes -- alleged violations of law that can be career ending for the physical therapist if pursued.  But that process takes time with many steps necessary for due process of law.

One of the ultimate actions the state may take is to issue a suspension or revocation of the physical therapist’s professional license.  Yet many state actions fall short of such drastic outcomes, but still have serious, permanent consequences for the physical therapist as a licensed health care professional.

Learn to identify the legal authority for state agencies to regulate the practice of physical therapy.  Seek to understand and defend against state actions which may result in ruinous practice and career consequences for the health care professional.

This program offers an objective, thorough review of the ethical and legal violations committed by physical therapists.  This program also reviews defenses with practice tips to defend successfully those common violations.  Otherwise, the physical therapist likely suffers a fatal blow to his or her professional practice and career.

Areas Covered

Sources of legal authority for the state to take disciplinary action against physical therapists – what statutes and administration exist to regulate this aspect of physical medicine;

Administrative procedures applied to the process of disciplinary actions – what state law governs the minimal due process provided by the government to physical therapists;

Due process standards for the physical therapist – what procedures exist for the benefit of the physical therapist facing disciplinary action;

Defences to disciplinary action proceedings – what defences may be raised by a prosecuted physical therapist;

Review of the most common ethical and legal violations committed by physical therapists – what are the top violations of law against physical therapists, and;
Practice tips for successfully handling disciplinary action proceedings – what legal strategies may be imposed to defend successfully the physical therapist.

•        Sources of legal authority for the state to take disciplinary action against physical therapists;
•        Administrative procedures applied to the process of disciplinary actions;
•        Due process standards for the physical therapist;
•        Defences to disciplinary action proceedings;
•        Review of the most common ethical and legal violations committed by physical therapists, and;
•        Practice tips for successfully handling disciplinary action proceedings.

Who will Benefit

•        Private medical offices 
•        Health care facilities
•        Physical medicine departments 
•        Health care sections of law firms
•        Medical Group Management Association
•        Individual health care practitioners 
•        Health care lawyers 
•        Corporate managers at health care facilities 
•        Physical therapists
•        Individual health care practitioners 
•        Health care attorneys 
•        Corporate counsel in health care 
•        Physical therapists, and physical therapist assistants 
•        Medical office directors

Industries who can attend

This 60-minute online course is intended for professionals in the health care industries


Speaker Profile

Mark R. Brengelman

Mark worked as the assigned counsel to numerous health professions licensure boards as an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Moving to private practice, he now helps private clients in a wide variety of contexts who are professionally licensed.

Mark became interested in the law when he graduated with both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Philosophy from Emory University in Atlanta. He then earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law. In 1995, Mark became an Assistant Attorney General and focused in the area of administrative and professional law where he represented multiple boards as General Counsel and Prosecuting Attorney.

Mark is a frequent participant in continuing education and has been a presenter for over thirty national and state organizations and private companies, including webinars and in-person seminars. National and state organizations include the Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General, and the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute.

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