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§ 72403. Physical Therapy Service Unit -Services.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 22. Social Security
Division 5. Licensing and Certification of Health Facilities, Home Health Agencies, Clinics, and Referral Agencies
Chapter 3. Skilled Nursing Facilities
Article 4. Optional Services (Refs & Annos)
22 CCR § 72403
§ 72403. Physical Therapy Service Unit -Services.
(a) “Physical therapy service” means those services ordered by a physician for a patient or upon a physician's referral and provided to a patient by or under the supervision of a physical therapist.
(b) Physical therapy services shall include but are not limited to:
(1) Assisting the physician in an evaluation of the patient's rehabilitation potential.
(2) Applying muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests.
(3) Treating patients to relieve pain and to develop or restore function.
(4) Assisting patients to achieve and maintain maximum performance using physical means such as exercise, massage, heat, sound, water, light or electricity.
(5) Establishing and modifying a treatment program by the physical therapist, as needed, based upon initial and continuing assessment of the patient.
(6) Maintaining patient health records which contain pertinent information and signed orders for treatment.
(A) Notes shall be written and entered in the patient's health record after completion of each procedure. The note shall indicate the procedure(s) and shall be signed by the physical therapist.
(B) Initial and continuing assessment, development of a treatment plan and discharge summary shall be written and entered in each patient's health record.
(C) Individual progress notes shall be written and signed at least weekly by the physical therapist.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 208(a) and 1275, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Section 1276, Health and Safety Code.
This database is current through 6/4/21 Register 2021, No. 23
22 CCR § 72403, 22 CA ADC § 72403
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