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10.38.04.00.htm 10.38.04.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 38 BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY EXAMINERS Chapter 04 Physical Therapy Aide Authority: Health Occupations Article, ยง13-206, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.38.04.01.htm 10.38.04.01. 01 Definition.. A. In these regulations, the following term has the meaning indicated.. B. Term Defined. "Physical therapy aide" or "aide" means a person who performs certain physical therapy duties under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist. This individual may be known, also, as a physical therapy technician, a rehabilitation technician, an athletic trainer, or be described by some other similar title.
10.38.04.02.htm 10.38.04.02. 02 Requirements.. A. Supervision.. 1) The physical therapy aide shall be under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist when performing those physical therapy treatments that the aide is permitted to perform.2) Exceptions. An aide may:. a) Perform non-treatment-related activities, such as secretarial, clerical, and housekeeping duties without direct supervision;b) Perform patient-related activities that do not involve treatment (such as transporting patients,
10.38.04.03.htm 10.38.04.03. 03 Activities Which May Be Performed by Aides under Direct Supervision.. The following activities may be performed by aides under direct supervision:. A. Assist in the practice of gait and ambulation;. B. Assist in the practice of functional activities;. C. Assist in the practice of transfers;. D. Assist in the routine follow-up of specific exercises;. E. Assist in the application of hot or cold packs;. F. Assist in the procedure of Hubbard tank;.
10.38.04.04.htm 10.38.04.04. 04 Prohibited Activities.. A. Evaluation may not be performed by aides.. B. Treatments other than those listed in Regulation .03 of this chapter may not be performed by aides.
10.38.04.05.htm 10.38.04.05. 05 Penalty.. A physical therapy aide who violates the above regulations shall be considered by the Board to be practicing physical therapy in violation of the Maryland Physical Therapy Practice Act and may be referred to the appropriate State's Attorney's Office with a recommendation by the Board that the physical therapy aide be prosecuted.
10.38.04.9999.htm 10.38.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date: November 8, 1982 (9:22 Md. R. 2197). Regulation .01 amended effective April 16, 2001 (28:7 Md. R. 690). Regulation .01B amended effective November 1, 1999 (26:22 Md. R. 1693). Regulation .01 amended effective December 25, 2000 (27:25 Md. R. 2282). Regulation .02C adopted effective November 1, 1999 (26:22 Md. R. 1693). Regulation .03 amended effective November 1, 1999 (26:22 Md. R. 1693) December 25, 2000 (27:25 Md. R. 2282)
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