Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Physical Therapy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy [18 VAC 112 ‑ 20]
Implementation of the Physical Therapy Compact
Action 5362
General Information
Action Summary The amendments to Chapter 20 are adopted as necessary for participation by Virginia in the Physical Therapy Compact which allows a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant who has obtained a compact privilege to practice in the Commonwealth without a Virginia license. To comply with Compact rules, all applicants for licensure are required to have criminal background checks, and holders of a compact privilege are required to adhere to the laws and regulations governing practice in the compact state in which they practice. A member state may set a fee that is charged to obtain and renew a compact privilege in that state. An amendment will set the fee in Virginia at $50, which is similar to the fee charged by other states.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [006119]
Associated Mandates Physical Therapy Compact
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
8724 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
8898 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/30/2020.
9175 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/12/2021.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Corie Tillman Wolf  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4674    FAX: (804)527-4413    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.