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Disciplinary Action Detail

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Disciplinary Date: 10/12/18
PT/PTA Name: Jennifer Cox, PT
Violated Law: W. Va. Code R. §16-1-7.7, W. Va. Code §30-20-19, W. Va. Code §30-1-8
Violation: ON DECEMBER 25, 2017 MS. COX RENEWED HER LICENSE ONLINE. MS. COX WAS REQUIRED TO ANSWER SEVERAL QUESTIONS AS PART OF HER ONLINE RENEWAL APPLICATION, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING: HAVE YOU EVER BEEN DISCIPLINED INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, REVOCATION, SUSPENSION, PROBATION, OR REPRIMAND TO PRACTICE PHYSICAL THERAPY AS A PHYSICAL THERAPIST BY ANY STATE LICENSING BOARD THAT HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY BEEN REPORTED TO THIS BOARD? COX ANSWERED "NO" TO THIS QUESTION. ON DECEMBER 28, 2017, MS. COX THEN CONTACTED THE BOARD TO REPORT THAT SHE HAD BEEN SUBJECTED TO ADVERSE ACTION BY THE KENTUCKY BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2017. PURSUANT TO W. VA. CODE R. §16-1-7.7 " A LICENSEE MUST REPORT TO THE BOARD ANY DISCIPLINE RECEIVED IN ANOTHER JURISDICTION WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THAT DISCIPLINE." MS. COX FAILED TO TIMELY DISCLOSE TO THE BOARD OF THIS REPRIMAND BY THE KENTUCKY BOARD AND SHE FAILED TO DISCLOSE THIS ADVERSE ACTION ON HER APPLICATION WHEN SHE LATER RENEWED HER LICENSE ONLINE.
Penalty: MS. COX SHALL ENROLL IN AND SUCESSFULLY COMPLETE A BOARD APPROVED THREE (3) HOUR COURSE IN ETHICS. SHE SHALL SUBMIT WRITTEN PROOF OF COMPLETION OF THESE HOURS TO THE BOARD. THESE HOURS ARE IN ADDITION TO WHAT IS OTHERWISE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN LICENSURE AS A PHYSICAL THERAPIST AND SHALL BE COMPLETED WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM ENTRY OF THE ORDER. MS. COX SHALL ALSO BE SUBJECT TO A MANDATORY AUDIT OF HER CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS PRIOR TO HER NEXT RENEWAL OF LICENSE. SHE SHALL CONTACT THE BOARD PRIOR TO SUBMITTING A RENEWAL APPLICATION SO THAT THE BOARD CAN CONFIRM SHE HAS THE NECESSARY CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS FOR RENEWAL.
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