A Sunset Review of the Department of Commerce, Community, & Economic Development, State Physical Therapy Board & Occupational Therapy Board


Purpose of the Report

The audit was performed to determine if there is a continued need for the board and if its termination date should be extended. The board is set to sunset on June 30, 2022, and will have one year from that date to conclude it’s operations.  


Report Conclusions

Overall, the audit concludes that the board served the public’s interest by conducting meetings in accordance with state laws; amending certain regulations to improve the professions of physical therapy and occupational therapy; and effectively licensing and regulating physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapists, and occupational therapy assistants.

In accordance with AS 08.03.010(c)(17), the board is scheduled to terminate on June 30, 2022. We recommend that the legislature extend the board’s termination date eight years to June 30, 2030.


Findings and Recommendations

The audit makes no formal recommendations.