The physical therapist (PT) is responsible for Examination, Evaluation, Diagnosis, Prognosis, Intervention and the Outcomes of the patient/client as described in the New York State Physical Therapy Practice Act and Guide to Physical Therapy Practice (APTA, 2003). The therapist assists patients to reach their maximum performance and level of functioning, while teaching them to live within the limits of their capabilities. The PT coordinates, delegates and supervises appropriate responsibilities assigned to supportive staff (Physical Therapist Assistants, students, rehab aides, etc.). The PT interacts and practices in collaboration with a variety of professionals (physicians, dentists, nurses, educators, social workers, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and audiologists) to provide prevention and wellness services including screening and health promotion. The PT participates in operational aspects of the department: performance improvement activities, CQI activities, formulating and practicing within the budget constraints, submitting accurate and timely patient charges and documentation. The PT also participates in all hospital infection control measures, departmental equipment training, and required organizational programs.