S.C. Code Regs. 101-01 - Definitions

Definitions found in Section 40-45-20 apply to this chapter.

(1) "Continuing education" means an organized educational program designed to expand a licensee's knowledge base beyond the basic entry level educational requirements for PTs and PTAs. Course content must relate to patient care in physical therapy whether the subject is research, treatment, documentation, education, or management.
(2) "CEU" or "continuing education unit" means ten (10) contact hours of participation in Certified Activities and/or participation in Approved Activities as set forth herein.
(3) "Contact hour" means a minimum of fifty (50) minutes of instruction or participation in Certified Activities or Approved Activities.
(4) "Continuing competency" is the ongoing ability of a PT or PTA to learn, integrate, and apply the knowledge, skill and judgment to practice as a PT and/or PTA according to generally accepted standards and professional ethical standards as defined by the Board.
(5) "Certified Activities" are Board-approved activities for which a licensee may receive CEU credit. Certified Activities are measured in contact hours, with one (1) contact hour equaling one-tenth (.1) of an hour of CEU credit. A certified activity must be subject to an evaluative process to determine if the activity meets a minimal threshold of required criteria and how well that activity meets that criteria.
(6) "Approved Activities" are Board-approved activities for which a licensee may received CEU credit, but which are not subject to a formal evaluative process. Approved Activities are assigned a set CEU value measured in contact hours based on the criteria established herein, with one (1) contact hour equaling one-tenth (.1) of an hours of CEU credit.


S.C. Code Regs. 101-01
Added by State Register Volume 24, Issue No. 5, eff May 26, 2000. Amended by State Register Volume 33, Issue No. 2, eff February 27, 2009; State Register Volume 43, Issue No. 05, eff. 5/24/2019.

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