Board of Physical Therapy

The mandate of the Board of Physical Therapy is to protect the public's health and safety and to promote the welfare of the state by regulating the competency and quality of professional healthcare providers under its jurisdiction. The board accomplishes this through a variety of activities working with the Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance division.

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Board Information

Members

The board consists of seven members who are appointed by the governor. Five members of the Board are physical therapists licensed and residing in this state and are actively engaged in practice within two years of appointment. One member is a physical therapy assistant licensed and residing in this state, must not have less than five years’ experience in the practice of physical therapy, and must be actively engaged in practice within two years of appointment. The seventh member is appointed from the public at large, and must not be or have been a member of any other licensing board, a licensee of any health occupation board, an employee of any health facility, nor derive their primary livelihood from the provision of health services at any level of responsibility.

Compensation and travel expenses

  • Reasonable allowances will be provided to cover reasonable and necessary subsistence and lodging expenses while engaged in official business.
  • Transportation expenses will be reimbursed or paid based on the method deemed most advantageous or economical to the state.
  • Each member is eligible to receive compensation in an amount not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars for each day during which the member attends an official meeting of the group or performs statutorily prescribed duties approved by the chairperson of the group. 

Board duties include:

  • To develop and administer, or approve, or both, examinations to applicants for license.
  • To pass upon the qualifications of applicants for a license and to certify to the secretary duly qualified applicants.
  • To make such rules not inconsistent with the laws of this state as may be deemed necessary or proper.
  • To establish and administer requirements for continuing competency, which shall be a prerequisite to renewing a license.
  • To keep an official record of all its proceedings, which record shall be evidence of all proceedings of the board which are set therein.
  • To adopt rules not inconsistent with the laws of this state, when it deems appropriate, in response to questions put to it by professional health associations, physical therapists, and consumers of this state concerning the authority of physical therapists to perform particular acts.
  • To adopt rules to define and specify the education and training requirements for physical therapist assistants and physical therapy aids.

Board participation expectation guidelines

The following expectation guidelines are intended to serve as a reference for current members and for prospective appointees of the board:

  • Attend regular board meetings, scheduled six days per year during business hours on the first Monday of February, April, June, August, October and December.
  • Participate in telephone conferences to close cases. These take about two hours and are usually done between board meetings.
  • Participate in Settlement Conferences with respondent's attorney, staff attorney and/or board staff. Usually held at the convenience of the reviewing board member and can take several hours. The number held each year depends on the number of cases charged for that board member.
  • Participate on hearing panels from one day to several days two to three times per year. Hearings may be held in the respondent's practice area to accommodate witnesses. A panel of three board members is generally utilized to hear disciplinary cases. All board members are not required to participate in every hearing.
  • Prepare for all meetings by reading materials sent one to two weeks in advance of the scheduled meeting date. The packets take an average of two to four hours to read prior to each business meeting. In addition, between eight and 24 hours are spent reviewing complaint files prior to each meeting.
  • Assist newly appointed board members as necessary.

Total annual time commitment

  • Meetings/ Conferences: Six to seven days per year
  • Meeting Preparation: Two to four hours per meeting (about one day per year)
  • Complaint File Review: Four to six hours per complaint assigned (about four days per year)
  • Hearing Panels: Three to five days per year

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Board Members

Name and term expiration date of members

Members Term End
Rodney Copes, physical therapist, vice-chairperson September 18, 2025
Jennifer Aglubat, physical therapist September 18, 2025
Kathryn Dale, physical therapist, chairperson September 18, 2026
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Jeffrey Foucrier, physical therapist September 18, 2025
Destini Jammeh, physical therapist assistant September 18, 2024
Celeste Misko, physical therapist September 18, 2026
Board Meetings

All meetings are subject to change and start at 10 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

Date and Location Activity Documents

June 10, 2024

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Tumwater, WA 98501

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August 12, 2024

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Tumwater, WA 98501

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October 14, 2024

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December 9, 2024

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