Chapter Updates regarding COVID 19


We are using this page to add updates regarding our profession and COVID 19.

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As healthcare providers, you must make decisions regarding patient safety and the safety of yourself and loved ones.  Below are some links to resources to assist you in maintaining care for your patients at the highest and safest level.

Most Current Updates:


Impact of COVID-19 on the Physical Therapy Profession

  • A Report From the American Physical Therapy Association

COVID – 19 Standards for Outpatient and Private Practice Clinics (May 2020)




Rhode Island specific:



 Pulmonary Rehab and Acute Care resources

Lines, Tubes, Ventilators and Diagnostic Screening For Stability vs Instability: Free course from ERI

Pulmonary Medicine and Rehabilitation resources provided by Sean Collins (editor in chief for Cardiopulmonary PT Journal)


General COVID 19 Resources 


Masks (April 4) 

On March 31st Governor Raimondo stated that all health care providers should wear masks. On contacting the Health Care Commissioner for clarification the following message was provided: 

RIDOH recommends that health providers wear masks if possible. They understand the supply issue and hope to have enough to distribute. The final thought was that agencies and facilities are providing their providers with masks if they have them. 


Outpatient Practice Resources

 Medicaid and Medicare Resources:

 School Based Therapy Resources

Early Intervention Resources

APTA Pediatrics COVID-19 Resources

Acute Care Resources

Home Care Resources


 American Health Care Association


The latest guidance documents issued by CMS related to COVID 19 following President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency:



Messages from APTA RI President regarding COVID 19
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