Code of the District of Columbia

§ 3–1202.09. Board of Physical Therapy.

(a) There is established a Board of Physical Therapy to consist of 7 members appointed by the Mayor.

(b) The Board shall regulate the practice of physical therapy, including practice by physical therapist assistants.

(c) Of the members of the Board, 4 shall be physical therapists licensed in the District, 2 shall by physical therapy assistants licensed in the District, and 1 shall be a consumer member.

(d) Except as provided in subsection (e) of this section, members of the Board shall be appointed for terms of 3 years.

(e) Of the members initially appointed under this section, 1 shall be appointed for a term of 1 year, 2 shall be appointed for a term of 2 years, and 2 shall be appointed for a term of 3 years.


(Mar. 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-99, § 209, 33 DCR 729; Mar. 6, 2007, D.C. Law 16-220, § 2(b), 53 DCR 10216; Mar. 26, 2014, D.C. Law 20-96, § 102(g), 61 DCR 1184; Apr. 11, 2019, D.C. Law 22-300, § 2(c), 66 DCR 2024.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 2-3302.9.

Section References

This section is referenced in § 1-523.01.

Effect of Amendments

D.C. Law 16-220, in subsec. (a), increased the size of the Board of Physical Therapy from 5 members to 7 members; in subsec. (b), inserted “including practice by physical therapy assistants”; and, in subsec. (c), substituted “the District, 2 shall be physical therapy assistants licensed in the District” for “the District”.

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-96 rewrote (b), which previously read, “The Board shall regulate the practice of physical therapy, including practice by physical therapy assistants.”