American Council of Academic Physical Therapy
Guidance on participation in clinical education experiences in physical therapy education
The document begins:
"This document was developed at the request of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT) Board of Directors to assist physical therapist and physical therapist assistant academic and clinical educators in their decision making related to participation in clinical education (CE) experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the situation can vary significantly by region, it is anticipated that each institution and stakeholder will apply the following recommendations and suggestions to their unique circumstances. These guidelines should be used in conjunction with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) COVID-19 guidance documents (resource: CAPTE COVID-19 Response) to ensure compliance with their Standards and Required Elements. These guidelines were developed based on the best available evidence as of May 2020. Given the continually evolving nature of the current situation, adaptation of these recommendations is the responsibility of all stakeholders and will be needed as situations change and new evidence becomes available."