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Washington Physical Therapy Temporary Permits

Applicants Licensed in Another Jurisdiction

Unless there is a basis for denial of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant license, an applicant who is licensed in another jurisdiction shall be issued a temporary practice permit after receipt of the following documentation by the department of health:

  • Submission of a completed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant license application on which the applicant indicates that he or she wishes to receive a temporary practice permit;
  • Payment of the application fee;
  • Submission of all required supporting documentation as described in the application forms and instructions provided by the department of health, excepting the seven hour AIDS education requirement.

Applicants wishing to receive a temporary practice permit shall be granted an additional ninety (90) days to complete the AIDS education requirement; however, issuance of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant license is contingent upon evidence of having met this requirement.

The temporary permit shall expire upon the issuance of a license by the board; initiation of an investigation by the board of the applicant; or ninety (90) days, whichever occurs first.

An applicant who receives a temporary practice permit and who does not complete the application process may not receive additional temporary practice permits even upon submission of a new application in the future.


WAC 246-915-075

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