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(a)The board, in accordance with article 4 of title 24 and section 12-20-403, may take disciplinary or other action as specified in section 12-20-404 or impose public censure if the board or the board’s designee determines after notice and the opportunity for a hearing that the certified physical therapist assistant has committed an act specified in section 12-285-211.
(b)In the case of a deliberate and willful violation of this part 2 or if the public health, safety, and welfare require emergency action, the board may take disciplinary action on an emergency basis under sections 24-4-104 and 24-4-105.
(2)The board may send a letter of admonition to a certified physical therapist assistant under the circumstances specified in and in accordance with section 12-20-404 (4).
(3)In a disciplinary order that allows a certified physical therapist assistant to continue to practice, the board may impose upon the certified physical therapist assistant conditions that the board deems appropriate to ensure that the certified physical therapist assistant is physically, mentally, and professionally qualified to practice in accordance with generally accepted professional standards. The conditions may include the following:
(a)Examination of the certified physical therapist assistant to determine his or her mental or physical condition, as provided in section 12-285-214, or to determine professional qualifications;
(b)Any therapy, training, or education that the board believes necessary to correct deficiencies found either in a proceeding in compliance with section 24-34-106 or through an examination under subsection (3)(a) of this section;
(c)A review or supervision of a certified physical therapist assistant’s practice that the board finds necessary to identify and correct deficiencies therein; or
(d)Restrictions upon the nature and scope of practice to ensure that the certified physical therapist assistant does not practice beyond the limits of the certified physical therapist assistant’s capabilities.
(4)The board may send a confidential letter of concern to a certified physical therapist assistant under the circumstances specified in section 12-20-404 (5).
(5)The board may take disciplinary action against a certified physical therapist assistant for failure to comply with any of the conditions imposed by the board under subsection (3) of this section.
(6)The two-year waiting period specified in section 12-20-404 (3) applies to a person whose certification as a physical therapist assistant is revoked by any other legally qualified board or regulatory entity.
Section 12-285-212 — Disciplinary actions,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-12.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).