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Department of Health Professions
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Board of Physical Therapy


chapter
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy [18 VAC 112 ‑ 20]
Guidance Documents   Periodic Reviews
Chapter Information
Description Regulations govern the education, examination and other qualifications for licensure of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. They also set standards for practice and fees as necessary to support the licensing and disciplinary functions of the board.
State Authority Sections 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3473 through through 54.1-3483
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1) To review methods for assuring continuing competency of licensed practitioners in physical therapy.

2) To update the practice requirements for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
Meetings

Contact Information
Name / Title: Corie Tillman Wolf  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: ptboard@dhp.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-4674    FAX: (804)527-4413    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Recognition of oPTion assessment tool Final DPB review in progress.
Addition of FSBPT for approval of CE Fast-Track Governor's office review in progress.
Practice of dry needling Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 2/24/2017.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
CE credit for volunteer service Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/5/2017.
Direct access certification
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/4/2015.
Regulatory reform changes Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/27/2014.
Change in list of CE providers Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/26/2013.
Eliminate face-to face requirement for continuing education;additional option for CE or reinstatemen Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/17/2013.
Fee reduction
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/27/2010.
Address of record
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/1/2009.
Periodic review Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/30/2009.
Direct access certification Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/10/2009.
Acceptance of credentialing bodies for graduates on non-approved physical therapy schools Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/23/2006.
Conforming returned check fee and renewal date
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/5/2006.
Reduction in certain fees
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/19/2005.
Delegation of fact-finding proceeding to an agency subordinate Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/29/2005.
Periodic review Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/8/2004.
Continuing competency Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/23/2002.
Fee reduction
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/30/2002.
Change in law on direct access
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/26/2001.
Regulations for licensure
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/27/2000.