Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant - Rules in Progress

Rules in Progress

The rules writing process is open to the public. The public is welcome to take part in helping us write rules. Rules are also known as regulations, Washington Administrative Code, or WAC. The rule-making process includes public notices and workshops, and usually a public hearing before a rule becomes final.

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Current rules in progress

  • Fees for your profession may increase.

State law RCW 43.70.250 requires that the cost of regulating each profession be paid for by that profession’s credential fees. Based on your profession’s financial forecast, the Department of Health (department) is considering a fee increase to bring the profession’s fund balance into the recommended range.

The cost driver document (PDF) includes proposed fee changes and financial information about your profession, including budget trends, and the financial forecast.

The department is holding public meetings to discuss these potential changes.

Physical therapy and physical therapy assistant fee changes will be presented on December 6, 2022 at 9 a.m. to noon PST. During the meeting, department staff will explain how fees are set and be available for questions from health care professionals and other members of the public.

Presentation order for December 6, 2022

  1. Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine
  2. Hearing and Speech
  3. Dental Hygienists
  4. Dental Commission 
  5. Nursing Pool Operators
  6. Physical Therapists 

To join the meeting, register using the meeting link which is also listed below.

For comments and questions:

Send us an email if you wish to provide written comments or have questions about the rule-making process.

Registration link meeting December 6, 2022 9 a.m. to noon

PT Compact notice of proposed rule making (PDF)

The Physical Therapy Compact Commission is requesting public comment on the proposed amendments to its rules. Written comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. EST, October 24, 2022, and

More agency rule resources