Jurisprudence is the science and application of law to practical situations. To assure practice in an ethical and legal manner, clinicians must first thoroughly understand the laws, rules and regulations that govern physical therapy. In Alabama, new graduates are required to pass a jurisprudence exam for licensure and current licensees are required to take a course on Alabama PT laws and regulations once every two years to renew their license The purpose of this course is to provide participants with a thorough understanding of the laws, rules and regulations that govern physical therapy practice in Alabama through case studies, discussions, and lecture. This course is appropriate for PTs and PTAs and will fulfill the newly established requirements for licensure renewal in Alabama. The course is also helpful for PT and PTA students preparing to take the jurisprudence exam.
Review course contents and cases, complete assessment with at least a 70% score, download and save certificate
David M Morris, PT, PhD
After completing this module, you will be able to:
- 1. Examine the goals, make-up, and responsibilities of the Alabama Board of Physical Therapy.
- Identify the purpose and format of the Alabama Physical Therapy Practice Act and Administrative Code.
- Analyze legal and ethical questions concerning related to the practice of physical therapy using the Alabama Physical Therapy Practice Act and Administrative Code.
- Apply ethical and legal decision making to determine effective and efficient answers to legal/ethical case studies presented within the course.