Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Massage Therapists [18 VAC 90 ‑ 50]
Periodic review
General Information
Action Summary As a result of the periodic review of regulations, the Board of Nursing will amend Chapter 50 to clarify certain sections, offer additional options for completion of continuing education, require an attestation of compliance with laws and ethics for initial certification, and include additional provisions to the standards of conduct that may subject a regulant to disciplinary action. In a separate action, certification will be changed to licensure in conformity to HB562 of the 2016 General Assembly.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004739]
Result of Periodic Review Dated 11/17/2015
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7550 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 8/10/2016.
7844 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 8/11/2017.
8068 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/24/2018.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Sutie 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.