In a 2021 FSBPT poll, 63 percent of regulators reported an increase in sexual misconduct complaints. FSBPT continues to address this issue by holding educational sessions, developing regulatory resources, and fostering discussion among our members.
Board Resource Page
The Sexual Misconduct and Boundaries Violation Committee created this resource list for member boards as a direct response to requests for resources in various categories such as board training, victim advocacy organizations, and remediation options for licensees.
Patient/Client Resource - For the public
This resource is designed to educate the public of what to expect in a physical therapy encounter and empower individuals to exercise their right to stop treatment at any time they become uncomfortable. Courses of action and resources are provided if individuals suspect inappropriate conduct by the PT/PTA.
Provider Resource on Sexual Misconduct
This resource for PTs and PTAs starts the conversation about sexual misconduct and provides examples of appropriate, questionable, and inappropriate actions.
FSBPT formed the Boundary Violation Task Force in 2020. In 2022 the Task Force became the Sexual Misconduct And Boundaries Committee. One of the task force’s goals was to identify potential barriers for reporting violations to regulatory boards. To help accomplish this, task force members reviewed jurisdictions’ websites and developed several concrete recommendations for boards to consider:
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