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Ethics Resources

Your IPTA Ethics Committee (composed of an elected volunteer, three-person group of your fellow IPTA members) is happy to assist you with any ethics related issues or questions. Contact the Chapter Office and your questions will be forwarded to the Ethics Committee. In addition, APTA has a number of resources available on their web site for reference.

Center for Integrity in Practice

The APTA Center for Integrity in Practice is a product of the American Physical Therapy Association's Integrity in Practice Campaign. It is designed specifically for physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), educators, students of physical therapy, and leaders to better understand how fraud, abuse, and waste in healthcare impacts the profession of physical therapy, individual PTs, and freedom to practice.

The goals of this center are to help PTs and PTAs identify and understand the risks and possible pitfalls associated with fraud, abuse, and waste. The site will provide specific solutions and resources to reduce those risks and improve care, and to navigate the complex regulatory and payment environment while promoting value and quality in care.

In addition, AOTA, APTA and ASHA created a Consensus Statement on Clinical Judgement in Health Care Settings that can be accessed through the Center of Integrity in Practice website.



Patrick Withrow, PT, DPT, GCS
Committee Chair: 2018
Member: 2016-2017

Sarah Keller, PT, DPT, NCS
Member: 2017-2019


Jay Lamble, PT, DPT, MS,NCS, OCS
Member: 2018-2020



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Information on APTA's Revised Code of Ethics for the Physical Therapist and Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant

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