Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, and Chiropractic [18 VAC 85 ‑ 20]
Addition of American Board of Podiatric Medicine
Action 5316
General Information
Action Summary The Board amended section 141 to recognize the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) as an approved entity to qualify an applicant for licensure in podiatry to be licensed by endorsement. It also amended section 350 to allow a podiatrist with ABPM certification to identify himself as “board-certified” in informed consent documents for performance of surgery.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [006049]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Inclusion of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine
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
8664 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/01/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4621    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.