News from the Physical Therapy Board

Board of Physical Therapy − Spring 2021 Newsletter

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Continuing Education Rules Workshop

The board met on February 8, 2021 to  continue its work on developing draft rule language for continuing education requirements. Read about the key concepts driving the discussion, and the changes to the rule language that reflect them. Read the article.

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Destini Jammeh

Destini Coney Jammeh is a licensed physical therapist assistant (PTA) and certified lymphedema therapist (CLT). She received her associate of science in the Allied Health Science PTA Program at Trident Technical College in North Charleston, S.C., in 2005.

Destini has worked as a physical therapist assistant for more than 15 years in Texas and Washington in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedic clinics, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and acute care hospitals. She currently works in an outpatient oncology rehabilitation and lymphedema clinic. Her passion is health equity. She enjoys volunteering to educate the community on exercise, safety, and improving functional activity.

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PT Compact Privilege Report

Pennsylvania, Alabama, Ohio, and Washington DC, the latest states to join the Compact, bring the total number of privilege states to 32. Of those, 20 states are actively issuing Compact privileges and several others are very close to becoming active. Indiana, Michigan, and New Mexico have introduced Compact legislation for 2021. In 2020, Washington state issued 250 Compact privileges.

For the latest information and updates, follow

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COVID-19 Vaccination

A word of encouragement from the board

In some hopeful news, the FDA has recently granted emergency use authorization for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, making it the third vaccine in the United States to receive this authorization, and the first that requires only a single shot.

All practicing physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. The Washington State Board of Physical Therapy therefore highly encourages all of our practicing licensees to get vaccinated in an effort to prevent the spread of this virus and to protect the health and safety of the public we serve. The Board will not issue any penalty for non-vaccination. However, we stand strongly with Governor Inslee and the Department of Health recommendation in favor of COVID-19 vaccination.

Thank you to all physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who have been vaccinated. For those who have not yet received your vaccinations, we encourage you to schedule your vaccination appointment as soon as possible. In fact, you can do that now through Vaccine Locator. In the meantime, please continue mask wearing, social distancing when possible, and other required disinfection protocols.

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Meetings are by webinar until COVID-19 travel restrictions are lifted.
Attendance registration information is published prior to each meeting.

WA State Workforce Survey

Help our profession serve the people of Washington by completing the state Workforce Survey.

Credentialing Counts

Our numbers continue to grow in Washington state. Here are the figures as of March 9, 2021:

   7,570 Active PTs
   2,484 Active PTAs
      325 Pending PTs
      123 Pending PTAs

Of The Board

Kathryn Dale, PT 

Andrew Wodka,
Vice Chair

Chrisandra Osborne,

Jennifer Aglubat,

Destini Jammeh,

Dana Johnson
Public Member



Renee Fullerton
Executive Director

Kris Waidely
Program Manager


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PO Box 47852
Olympia, WA

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Spring 2021