Ethics and Professionalism
PTs and PTAs demonstrate ethics and professionalism by living their core values and working to achieve optimal health and wellness.
The standards for ethics and professionalism are established by the following:
– Code of Ethics for the Physical Therapist
– Standards of Ethical Conduct for the PTA
– Core Values for the PT and PTA
Concerns and Violations
What shall I do if I believe someone is violating the Maryland Physical Therapy Practice Act? Report it. It is your legal and ethical responsibility to report any suspected violation of the law to the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Violators may include unlicensed persons who aid and abet the illegal and unsafe practice of physical therapy as well as physical therapists or physical therapist assistants who are practicing outside the scope of the law. The Board is charged with investigating and acting upon complaints. Download, complete and submit the complaint form.