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IL license attorneyWhen you make the decision to open up a physical therapy office, you are dedicating your life to facilitating the physical healing of injured patients. The decision to become a physical therapist is likely one that stems from a want to nurture and heal. Unfortunately, not all physical therapists have the same moral compass, and you can lose your physical therapy license if you hire someone that acts in a negligent manner. If the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), begins investigating your practice, it is time to seek out quality legal assistance.

Common Forms of Employee Negligence

When hiring employees to work with you in your physical therapy practice, it is important to educate them on potential malpractice risks, while also spending extensive time looking into their background and previous work experience. Any form of negligent acts they commit while working for you could result in a loss of your professional license.

Sexual Misconduct or Harassment: Tragically sexual misconduct is incredibly common throughout the medical industry. Due to the hands-on nature of a physical therapist’s job, it is important to fully and properly educate your employees on what constitutes appropriate touching. A harassment complaint can lead to direct license loss.

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Illinois license defense attorneyObtaining a physical therapist’s license comes with many challenges. Years are spent studying human physiology and anatomy and learning how to correctly fix problems with the human body. Earning the license can be seen as one of the greatest accomplishments in starting the profession in physical therapy. In order to maintain the physical therapist’s license, there are rules and guidelines that the licensee must follow. If the licensee does not follow these guidelines, then he or she may face some very serious consequences.

Types of Unprofessional Conduct

Unfortunately, there have been cases regarding physical therapists who have not lived up to their licensing standards and agreements. Committing unprofessional conduct is serious, and there may be consequences that follow. Some examples of unprofessional conduct include but are not limited to:

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Illinois license defense attorneyPhysical therapy is a great practice for individuals who want to help others feel better after a long-term illness, injury, or any other situation requiring the re-use of muscles and joints. To qualify to become a physical therapist, an applicant needs to go through extensive programs to learn about the human body and how to correctly fix various physical problems. Once the applicant is familiar with the rules and regulations of applying for a physical therapist licensure, he or she will be able to successfully obtain such privileges to help others.

What Is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is defined as the examination and evaluation of individuals who may have physical impairments or disabilities, and then classifying and determining a rehabilitation plan to get a person back to a normal life.

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