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Rule Adoptions
Volume 40, Issue 18
Issue Date: September 15, 2008
Law and Public Safety
Division of Consumer Affairs

Adopted Amendments: N.J.A.C. 13:39A-3.1 and 9.3

Patient Records; Acceptable Course Offerings; Credit Hour Calculation

Proposed: April 7, 2008 at 40 N.J.R. 1760(b).
Adopted: June 24, 2008 by the State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, Nancy R. Kirsch, P.T., Chairperson.
Filed: August 18, 2008 as R.2008 d.272, with substantive changes not requiring additional public notice and comment (see N.J.A.C. 1:30-3.6).

Authority: N.J.S.A. 45:9-37.18.
Effective Date: September 15, 2008.
Expiration Date: December 14, 2011.

Federal Standards Statement

A Federal standards analysis is not required because there are no Federal laws or standards applicable to the adopted amendments.

Full text of the adoption follows (additions to proposal indicated in boldface with asterisks *thus*; deletions from proposal indicated in brackets with asterisks *[thus]*):

13:39A-3.1 Patient records

(a)-(c) (No change.)

(d) When a licensed physical therapist provides training in techniques for the prevention of injury, impairment, movement-related functional limitation or dysfunction that is not specifically designed for an individual, the licensed physical therapist shall not be required to maintain records that comply with (c) above. A licensed physical therapist that provides such training shall maintain records that include:

1. The name and license number of the licensed physical therapist who provided the training;

2. The date the training was provided;

*[3. The name of every individual who was present at the training;]*

*[4.]* *3.* A summarization of the information that was provided; and

*[5.]* *4.* Copies of any handouts provided.

(e) (No change in text.)

13:39A-9.3 Acceptable course offerings; credit hour calculation

(a)-(b) (No change.)

(c) The Board shall grant a maximum of 10 of the mandatory 30 continuing education credits required in a biennial renewal period of licensed physical therapists and licensed physical therapist assistants from any or all of the following:

1. Successful completion of videotape, audiotape, computer media, Internet, journal, or correspondence courses, programs or seminars: a maximum of 10 credits per course, program or seminar. The course, program or seminar shall include an examination at its end. Credit for correspondence and other individual study courses or programs shall be provided only in the renewal period in which the course is completed with a successful final examination;

2. (No change.)

3. Preparation and presentation of a Board-approved continuing professional education course, program or seminar: two credits for each hour of a new presentation up to a maximum of 10 credits. For purposes of this subsection, "new" means a course, program or seminar that the licensee has not taught previously in any educational setting. One credit for each hour of a presentation shall be given for subsequent sessions involving substantially identical subject matter up to a maximum of 10 credits, provided the original material has been updated and subject to the credit limits of N.J.A.C. 13:39A-9.3;

4.-5. (No change.)

(d)-(h) (No change.)

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