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Introduction

As a licensed professional in New York State, it is your professional responsibility to know the legal requirements governing the practice of your profession and to be alert to changes in those requirements.

To help you, this self-administered exam, developed by the State Board for Physical Therapy, is intended to provide you with a measure of your working knowledge of those requirements. Full knowledge will help avoid pitfalls that can lead to charges of professional misconduct. If in doubt, study the law and regulations or call the Board office [518-474-3817, ext. 180] or email ptbd@nysed.gov.

The following 25 questions relate to Education Law, Articles 130 and 136, Part 77 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, and Part 29 of the Rules of the Board of Regents. The first five questions are general in nature, the remaining fifteen are specific to the profession of physical therapy. Select one answer for each question. When you finish, click the "Get Your Score" button and your score will appear (requires that you have Javascript enabled for your browser). An overall score of 100% is perfect; a score 75% to 95% is good; a score below 75% means you may be in danger of violating your professional practice act. A link to the correct answers, with explanations, is provided at the bottom of this page.


Questions

  1. According to Education Law, Article 130, section 6502, to practice in this State, all physical therapists and physical therapist assistants must register with the New York State:




     
  2. What is the function of the Office of Professional Discipline in relation to the practice of physical therapy?




     
  3. With regard to patient records, the Rules of the Board of Regents, Part 29.2(a)(3) require all licensed health professionals to:




     
  4. According to Education Law, Article 130, section 6502, a license shall be valid during the life of the holder unless the:




     
  5. According to Education Law, Article 130, section 6508, a board for each profession shall be appointed by the Board of Regents. The purpose of the State Board for Physical Therapy is to:




     
  6. According to Education Law, Article 130, section 6509, which one of the following does not constitute professional misconduct?




     
  7. According to the Rules of the New York State Board of Regents, Part 29.2, a licensed professional is practicing proper infection control if:




     
  8. According to the Rules of the New York State Board of Regents, Part 29.1 and 29.2, which of the following conduct is lawful?



  9. Physical therapists and physical therapists assistants re-registering with the State Education Department need to provide documentation of his/her completion of a continuing competency requirement when they re-register.



  10. On-site supervision of a physical therapist assistant means that the physical therapist must:




     
  11. According to Education Law, Article 136, section 6731, from which professional may a physical therapist accept a referral for treatment?




     
  12. Which one of the following statements is incorrect regarding the definition of Physical Therapy as stated in Education Law, Article 136, and section 6731?




     
  13. The use of a limited permit is necessary for a new graduate of a physical therapy program until such time as the graduate has passed the national licensure exam and been awarded a license by the Department of Education. The permittee shall practice only when:




     
  14. Pursuant to Education Law, Article 136, section 6736, the only individual permitted to practice physical therapy in New York State without a license is:




     
  15. A physical therapist may direct/delegate a physical therapist assistant to do which of the following tasks?




     
  16. A physical therapist assistant is defined by all of the following except:




     
  17. Supervision of a physical therapist assistant in a home care service setting requires both the licensed physical therapist and the physical therapist assistant to follow specific conditions. Which of the following conditions is not correct?




     
  18. Which is true concerning the definition of a physical therapist assistant as written in Education Law Section 6738 (d) of Article 136, which deals with the provision of physical therapy services in public or private primary or secondary schools?




     
  19. Supervision of a physical therapist assistant can legally be conducted by which one of the following licensed professionals?




     
  20. Is it lawful for a physical therapist to treat animals in New York State?




     
  21. Which activities may an unlicensed person perform?




     
  22. Which of the following statements is correct regarding the Notice of Advice Form required for treatment of a patient without a referral:




     
  23. A physical therapist may treat a patient without a referral for:




     
  24. A licensed physical therapist is qualified to treat patients without a referral after:




     
  25. Once the physical therapist with the direct access privilege has completed the evaluation, discussed the plan of care with the patient and determined the treatment plan, can the physical therapist treating without a referral delegate treatment to a physical therapist without the direct access privilege, a physical therapist assistant, a student or someone on a limited permit?




     
 

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