California Jurisprudence Exam Study Guide and Practice Test

 

The often over looked jurisprudence exam is another hurdle we all must cross before practicing as licensed physical therapists. I have seen many therapists pass the NPTE only to fail the law exam. We want to help you avoid that fate. 

 

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Answers and rationale for the sample questions

 

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The test is comprised of 50 multiple choice questions. Along with the exam you will be able to review answers and see rationale for correct and incorrect responses to all questions.  

 

Here are 3 FREE sample questions for you! 

(answers and rationale at bottom of the page)

 

1. A licensee completed a continuing education course in 2018. What is the earliest year that the record of attendance can be discarded?

 

   A) 2020

   B) 2021

   C) 2022

   D) 2023

 

 

2. Which of the following statements with regards to physical therapist license applicant status is true?

 

   A) Attainment of the status occurs prior to clinical experiences following completion of didactic coursework

   B) Following graduation from an accredited program the status can be maintained for 90 days

   C) A supervising physical therapist shall keep a letter verifying the status of an applicant during clinical          practice

   D) The status is to be used for a duration of six months following renewal of an expired license

 

 

3. Which of the following statements is true regarding a physical therapist who is going to be in a drug diversion program?

 

   A) Record of participation in the program is to be given to any future employer

   B) Denial of a psychiatric evaluation can occur as long as consent is given to undergo a medical evaluation

   C) Completion of the program will lessen the disciplinary actions that the board will take for the offense

   D) The participant shall be responsible for the fee associated with the program

 

(Answers and rationale below the link)

 

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1. A licensee completed a continuing education course in 2018. What is the earliest year that the record of attendance can be discarded?

 

   A) 2020

   B) 2021

   C) 2022

   D) 2023

 

CORRECT ANSWER:

D) A licensee is to maintain record of a completed continuing education course for a duration of no less than five years from the date of completion.

 

Law reference guide page 115

 

 

2. Which of the following statements with regards to physical therapist license applicant status is true?

 

   A) Attainment of the status occurs prior to clinical experiences following completion of didactic coursework

   B) Following graduation from an accredited program the status can be maintained for 90 days

   C) A supervising physical therapist shall keep a letter verifying the status of an applicant during clinical practice

   D) The status is to be used for a duration of six months following renewal of an expired license

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER:

C) When a recent graduate is practicing under the status of physical therapist license applicant a written record of the status should be kept by the supervising physical therapist. The information should also include the expiration date of the applicant status.

 

Law reference guide page 91

 

INCORRECT ANSWERS:

A) The physical therapist license applicant status is obtained following completion of an accredited physical therapy program. This includes completing the didactic and clinical coursework.

Law reference guide page 36

 

B) The status can be maintained for a duration of 120 days pending the results of the first National Physical Therapy Exam administered.

 

Law reference guide page 36

 

D) Renewal of an expired license will result in the individual receiving the status of physical therapist. The physical therapist license applicant status is only granted in two scenarios. One is following graduation from an accredited national program. The other is following completion of the National Physical Therapy Exam for a graduate from a foreign school who is seeking licensure in California and is fulfilling the clinical rotation requirement.

 

Law reference guide page 36 and 40

 

 

3. Which of the following statements is true regarding a physical therapist who is going to be in a drug diversion program?

 

   A) Record of participation in the program is to be given to any future employer

   B) Denial of a psychiatric evaluation can occur as long as consent is given to undergo a medical evaluation

   C) Completion of the program will lessen the disciplinary actions that the board will take for the offense

   D) The participant shall be responsible for the fee associated with the program

 

CORRECT ANSWER:

D) A diversion program is typically voluntary and therefore the participant bears the cost and will pay the fee.  

 

Law reference guide page 49

 

INCORRECT ANSWER:

A) Confidentiality of all records of participation in the program shall be granted. Therefore, it is not a requirement to provide records to a future supervisor.

 

Law reference guide page 49

 

B) In order to be accepted into a diversion program, agreement is to be given by the participant to undergo all medical and/or psychiatric evaluations deemed necessary.

 

Law reference guide page 48

 

C) Participation in a diversion program is not a defense to any disciplinary action that may be taken by the board.

 

Law reference guide page 50

 

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