An individual licensed by the physical therapy section has a responsibility to report any organization or entity that provides or holds itself out to deliver physical therapy services that places the licensee in a position of compromise with this code of ethical conduct. Licensees shall use the provisions contained in paragraphs (A) (1) to (A)(10) of this rule as guidelines for promoting ethical integrity and professionalism.
Failure to comply with paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(10) of this rule may be grounds for disciplinary action pursuant to section 4755.47 of the Revised Code and in accordance with Chapter 119. (1) A licensee shall respect the rights and dignity of all patients and provide compassionate care as described in paragraphs (A)(1)(a) and (A)(1)(b) of this rule.
(10) A licensee shall report to the physical therapy section any unprofessional, incompetent, or illegal behavior of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant of which the licensee has knowledge. Ethical conduct includes conforming to the minimal standards of acceptable and prevailing physical therapy practice.
Conduct may be considered unethical regardless of whether or not actual injury to a patient occurred.
(g) Providing substandard care as a physical therapist assistant by exceeding the authority to perform components of physical therapy interventions selected by the supervising physical therapist or through a deliberate or negligent act or failure to act, whether or not actual injury to any person occurred.