Overview: 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.
Why should you attend: 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. Yet they practice in fear of violations of law from the patient, insurance companies, and state licensure boards.
In the context of these uncertain doctor-patient relationships, what are the top legal and ethical violations against physical therapists? Identify and understand the complaints against physical therapists which may have catastrophic consequences and career ending impact. Erase the doubt about how physical therapists violate the law.
Physical therapists are expanding their roles as health care practitioners working in today's diverse, fast-changing, multidisciplinary health care environment. The state's authority and power over the physical therapist often presents challenges to that professional that are not easy to navigate.
Physical therapists must adhere to many standards of state law which govern their professional practices, including the doctor-patient relationship. Yet once a complaint is received and investigated by a state agency, the physical therapist is left with an uncertain process to handle the state action.
Learn to identify and understand the most common violations of law against physical therapists. This allows the practitioner to defend against such state actions which may result in ruinous practice and career consequences for the physical therapist.
This program offers an objective, thorough review of the legal and ethical analysis of state licensure board complaints against physical therapists.
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Mark Brengelman 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. He represented multiple boards as General Counsel and Prosecuting Attorney.
Mark retired from state government in the summer of 2012. Also in 2012, he became certified as a hearing officer. He then opened his own law practice to focus on government services and consulting, continuing education, and the representation of health care practitioners before licensure boards and in other professional regulatory matters.
Expanding his health law experience, he was a registered legislative agent (lobbyist) for the Kentucky Association of Pastoral Counselors for the successful passage of Senate Bill 61 passed by the Kentucky General Assembly and signed by the Governor into law on April 9, 2014.
Mark is a frequent participant in continuing education and has been a presenter for over a dozen national and state organizations including the Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General, and the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute.
He is the founding presenter for "Navigating Ethics and Law for Mental Health Professionals," a continuing education training approved by five Kentucky mental health licensure boards, which was presented at Midway College with a licensed clinical social worker in 2013 and 2014.
Since October 2013, Mark has practiced law with the firm of Hazelrigg & Cox, LLP, as partner - an established law firm tracing its history in Frankfort, Kentucky, over one hundred years.
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