June 13, 2013
Cristina Valdivia Aguilar (916) 574-8168
Physical Therapist Assistant’s License Revoked
SACRAMENTO – A Physical Therapist Assistant has had his license revoked following a failed continuing competency audit.
The Physical Therapy Board of California (PTBC) has revoked the license of John Gus Karahalios, PTA, by default after Karahalios failed to file a Notice of Defense in response the Board’s filing of an Accusation.
In December 2010, Karahalios signed under penalty of perjury a Physical Therapist Assistant renewal application certifying that he had accumulated at least the minimum continuing competency hours. He further certified that if he was audited by the PTBC he could submit evidence of completion of continuing competency hours. In May 2011, as part of a random continuing competency audit, PTBC staff requested documentation to demonstrate Karahalios compliance with his completion of continuing competency hours. Karahalios failed to respond to board staff’s request and has not documented his continued competency compliance.
His license revocation became effective April 18, 2013
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The Physical Therapy Board regulates over 27,000 licensees who practice physical therapy in California. The license status of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants can be verified by visiting the Board’s website at www.ptbc.ca.gov. Information about filing complaints against the Board’s licenses is also available on the Board’s website.