A. The Board of Physical Therapy shall regulate the practice of physical therapy and
carry out the provisions of this chapter regarding the qualifications, examination,
licensure and regulation of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants
and shall have the general powers and duties of a health regulatory board pursuant
to § 54.1-2400.
B. The Board shall be appointed by the Governor and shall be composed of seven members,
five of whom shall be physical therapists who have been in active practice for at
least seven years prior to appointment with at least three of such years in Virginia;
one shall be a licensed physical therapist assistant; and one shall be a citizen
member. Members shall be appointed for terms of four years and shall serve until their successors
are appointed. The initial appointments shall provide for staggered terms with two members being
appointed for a one-year term, two members being appointed for a two-year term, two
members being appointed for a three-year term, and one member being appointed for
a four-year term. Vacancies occurring other than by expiration of term shall be filled for the unexpired
term. No person shall be eligible to serve on the Board for more than two successive full
C. The Board shall annually elect a president and a vice-president.
D. Nominations for the professional members of the Board may be chosen by the Governor
from a list of at least three names for each vacancy submitted by the Virginia Physical
Therapy Association, Inc. The Governor may notify the Association of any professional
vacancy other than by expiration of a term and nominations may be submitted by the
Association. The Governor shall not be bound to make any appointments from among such nominees.
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