Can students participate in Telehealth visits?
“APTA has been a long-time advocate for PTs and PTAs providing services via telehealth — the use of electronic information and telecommunication technologies to remotely provide health care information and services. COVID-19 has quickly changed the landscape of telehealth and other communication technology-based services.”
In the state of California, the student and CI can be located:
In the same room/location with the patient in a separate room/location
In separate rooms/locations with the patient in a 3rd separate room/location
In separate rooms/locations with the CI and patient in the same room/location.
What is not allowed:
The student CANNOT be in the same room/location with the patient while the CI is remote. The CI must provide direct supervision when a patient is present.