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Role of the Board

The Kentucky State Board of Physical Therapy is an autonomous board consisting of seven Board members appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth.  Six of these members are physical therapists, while one is a public member.  The practice of physical therapy is a privilege granted by the state.
 
The Mission of the Board is to protect the public by ensuring that licensure qualifications and standards are met and that appropriate disciplinary action is taken when violations of the Practice Act occur.
 
The Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy's laws and regulations establish the legal requirement for the minimum standards.  This does not reflect the best practice but rather the minimum standards.
 
The Board interprets and enforces the laws and regulations through the credentialing process, investigating complaints and applying disciplinary measures as set forth by law.