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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
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.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
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 expired on 06/30/2021.
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
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4674    FAX: (804)527-4413    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.