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Ethics & Jurisprudence - Tennessee Physical Therapy - 4 Hour

You will need to answer 16 questions correctly to pass the test.
(1) Which ethics theory proposes that right and wrong are determined by the consequences?
(A) Utilitarianism
(B) Social Contact Theory
(C) Ethical Egoism
(D) Natural Law Theory
(2) _______is the duty to tell the truth; _______ is the duty to cause no harm.
(A) Finality;Universality
(B) Universality;Veracity
(C) Beneficence; Autonomy
(D) Veracity;Non-maleficence
(3) Which of the following statements is TRUE?
(A) All actions that are legal are also morally right.
(B) All actions that are morally right are also legal.
(C) Physical therapy ethics vary state by state.
(D) The APTA Code of Ethics/Standards of Ethical Conduct establish ethical behavior for all PT's and PTA's including those who are not members of the APTA.
(4) Which of the following is NOT one of the stated purposes of the APTA Code of Ethics?
(A) Provide standards of behavior and performance that form the basis of professional accountability to the public.
(B) Establish rules that define lawful physical therapy practice.
(C) Provide guidance for physical therapists facing ethical challenges.
(D) Establish standards by which the APTA can determine if a physical therapist has engaged in unethical conduct.
(5) It is unethical for a physical therapist to engage in a sexual relationship with their _______.
(A) Patients
(B) Supervisees
(C) Students
(D) All of the above
(6) Physical therapist assistants shall provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a _______.
(A) Physical therapist
(B) Physical therapist or physican
(C) Physical therapist, physician, or other qualified health professional
(D) None of the above
(7) Which of the following is NOT a requirement of informed consent?
(A) Disclosure of alternatives to the proposed care.
(B) Disclosure of consequences of non-treatment.
(C) Patient acceptance of the clinician recommended treatment.
(D) Determination of decision maker competence.
(8) Which type of conflict of interest is considered unethical and should be avoided?
(A) Apparent
(B) Potential
(C) Both A & B
(D) Neither A nor B
(9) Which of the following actions by a physical therapist is unethical?
(A) Providing pro bono services to uninsured patients.
(B) Reading through their patient's entire chart and discovering test results that confirm that the patient is positive for Hepatitis B.
(C) Receiving a consultation fee from a vendor each time they recommend and demonstrate a particular product to a patient.
(D) All of the above are unethical.
(10) Which of the following scenarios is unethical?
(A) Having a physician serve as your facility's Medical Director.
(B) Meeting with a case manager during lunch to inform her about the new therapy services you have available.
(C) Waving the insurance co-payment for the spouse of your top referring physician.
(D) Subleasing office space to a potential referring source.
(11) Which of the following is NOT a law or rule that regulates the practice of physical therapy in Tennessee?
(A) Tennessee Physical Therapy Association Rules of Practice.
(B) Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 63, Chapter 13, Part 1
(C) Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 63, Chapter 13, Part 3
(D) The General Rules Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy Chapter 1150-1.
(12) Which of the following is TRUE regarding authorized use of titles to denote physical therapy licensure in Tennessee?
(A) Physical therapists may use PT, DPT, or MS PT, following their name.
(B) Failure to utilize the approved acronym may subject the licensee to disciplinary action.
(C) Physical therapist assistants are not obligated to use specific credentials.
(D) Laws and rules regarding title use only apply to printed advertising materials.
(13) Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants must complete _______ hours of continuing education during the _______ months preceding their renewal month.
(A) 10, 12
(B) 20, 24
(C) 15, 12
(D) 30, 24
(14) Which of the following is TRUE regarding Tennessee physical therapy continuing competence?
(A) Licensees shall complete 4 hours of Ethics and Jurisprudence education courses every renewal period.
(B) Licensees shall complete a Class 1 OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens course each licensure period.
(C) All continuing education courses must be pre-approved by the Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy.
(D) Licensees may take all of the continuing education through Class II activities.
(15) Tennessee licensed PT's may treat patients under the referral of which healthcare professional?
(A) Psychologist
(B) Dentist
(C) Acupuncturist
(D) Clinical Pharmacist
(16) Which of the following is NOT one of the qualifications that permits a physical therapist to provide care without a prior referral?
(A) A bachelor's degree in physical therapy and at least 15 years of experience as a licensed PT.
(B) A masters or doctorate PT degree and at least 1 year of experience as a licensed PT.
(C) The successful completion of an approved PT residency or clinical fellowship.
(D) At least 3 years of experience as a licensed PT and successful completion of an approved 15-hour screening course.
(17) Which of the following is TRUE regarding Tennessee physical therapy supervision requirements?
(A) PT's shall re-evaluate, assess, and modify the treatment plan every 60 days.
(B) A PTA may concurrently supervise a maximum of two full-time assistive personnel or physical therapy aides.
(C) The licensed PT and PTA are equally responsible and accountable for carrying out the supervision provisions.
(D) Volunteers are classified as other assistive personnel and may perform delegated services with direct onsite supervision.
(18) Which of the following statements is FALSE when practicing physical therapy in Tennessee?
(A) It is a violation of the Practice Act for a physical therapist to monitor home health aides.
(B) A discharge evaluation/plan/summary, or evaluation, is required for every physical therapy record.
(C) Performing finger-stick techniques is within the scope of practice of a licensed PT or PTA.
(D) Health screenings outside one's scope of practice may subject the licensee to disciplinary action or possible malpractice litigation.
(19) Which of the following is an offense that may lead to disciplinary action by the Board of Physical Therapy
(A) Provision of substandard care that does not result in patient injury.
(B) Engaging in consensual sexual communication with a patient.
(C) Criminal conviction involving drugs.
(D) All of the above.
(20) What is the term for the type of disciplinary action imposed by the Board of Physical Therapy Practice that requires the payment of a fine?
(A) Financial Obligation
(B) Civil Penalty
(C) Renumeration
(D) Monetary Penalty
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