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Dr. John M. Young Appointed to Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy Board of Directors

Congratulations to John M. Young, DPS, assistant professor of clinical research and leadership at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, on his recent appointment to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) board of directors.

For over 25 years, the FSBPT has paved the way for public protection by providing service and leadership that promote safe physical therapy practices. The board of directors for the FSBPT includes members of member boards, of which there are 53, administrators of member boards, and public members. Young was elected for a one-year appointment with the option of renewal up to 10 years.

“The opportunity to serve [at the FSBPT] is unparalleled,” said Young. “To be a part of the physical therapy community in such a capacity is a unique opportunity.”

As the board’s public member, Young said he is responsible for providing “an outsider’s perspective and advocating on behalf of the public’s interest.” The public member also ensures that physical therapists provide the patient-centered care that they are meant to, and keeps up with health care regulations. In this role, Young is also an essential part of the strategic planning and goal setting function served by the board of directors.

Young is an expert in health care quality and patient protection, and has a background in regulatory environment; both areas are useful as the board looks closely at the physical therapy profession. In the past, Young has served as a senior adviser for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center and was integral in the development and execution of key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as well as a number of other Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program legislative provisions.

For more information, read the FSBPT newsletter announcement at