Lyons Ed PTTopics in Geriatric Rehabilitation: September 1997 Article: PDF Only Buy Abstract The role and responsibilities of the physical therapist in the skilled nursing facility are continuing to grow. With this growth comes accountability, liability, and responsibility. Documentation serves as the benchmark for the services and interventions provided. This article presents guidelines for and examples of documentation specific to the skilled nursing facility. It reviews some of the documentation requirements of federal and state standards, regulations, and guidelines. © 1997 Aspen Publishers, Inc.