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The Way You Do The Things You Do: Occupational Therapy and Malpractice

Barbara Kornblau, JD, OT/L, FAOTA

May 1, 2017

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What if there is something that I am not sure I should be doing? How can I know whether it is something that may cause malpractice or not?

Answer

I would suggest that you join some of these groups on Facebook. I have used them myself to ask people questions about pediatrics as I am not doing pediatrics. People go into these groups all the time and ask for advice. I would also go look for resources in that particular topic, like pediatrics. Often there is a whole community of therapists out there who work together.


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Barbara Kornblau, JD, OT/L, FAOTA

Barbara L. Kornblau, JD, OTR/L, FAOTA, DASPE, CCM, CDMS, CPE is an attorney, an occupational therapist, a certified case manager, a certified disability management specialist, and a person with a disability. She is a Professor, (working remotely) and Program Director of Idaho State University’s Occupational Therapy Program and a consultant to the United Spinal Association’s Pathways to Employment Program

Dr. Kornblau is a former Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow in the U.S. Senate, where she worked on disability issues. She is a Past President of the American Occupational Therapy Association and a past chair of the AOTA Commission on Standards and Ethics. She is the current Advocacy and Policy Coordinator of AOTA’s Rehabilitation and Disability Special Interest Section. As an attorney, she litigated cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act, involving discrimination in employment, state and local government services, and health care services. Dr. Kornblau has presented nationally and internationally and is widely published.


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