Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Licensed Acupuncturists [18 VAC 85 ‑ 110]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Conforming to 1999 legislation
General Information
Action Summary The Board of Medicine has adopted proposed amendments to 18 VAC 85-110-100, 18 VAC 85-110-110 and 18 VAC 85-110-130 to conform regulations to Chapter 779 of the 1999 Acts of the Assembly, which eliminated the statutory mandate for a licensed acupuncturist to obtain a referral from a licensed practitioner of medicine, osteopathy, podiatry or chiropractic prior to performing acupuncture on a patient. Further, the statute deleted the authority of the Board of Medicine to promulgate regulations requiring periodic review by the physician of the diagnosis and treatment progress and for referral and rereferral of patients.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: ยง 9-6.14:4. (C) (4)
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
24 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/04/1999.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Erin Barrett  / Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
Address: Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4688    FAX: (804)915-0382    TDD: ()-

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