Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Physical Therapy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy [18 VAC 112 ‑ 20]
Action Practice of dry needling
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 7/26/2019
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7/25/19  12:47 pm
Commenter: Yuna jan

No Dry Needle by PTs!

“DN is indistinguishable from acupuncture”, physical therapists and other non-physicians
practicing DN should – at a minimum – have standards that are similar to the ones for training, certification and continuing education that exist for acupuncture. It emphasizes that "for patients' safety, practitioners should meet standards required for licensed acupuncturists and physicians". 

Reference : American Medical Association. Physicians take on timely public health issues. AMA Wire. Jun 15,2016. Accessed Dec. 19, 2016.


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