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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]
Action Practice of dry needling
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 7/26/2019
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7/26/19  9:53 pm
Commenter: Jackson

Florida Judge Bans Dry Needle by PTs! So do I!

" Florida physical therapists cannot offer "dry needling" procedures to their patients, a state judge ruled Monday in a legal challenge filed by a group representing acupuncturists."

"Administrative Law Judge Lawrence P. Stevenson issued an order rejecting a proposed rule by the Florida Board of Physical Therapy that set minimum standards for physical therapists to use dry needling. Stevenson said the proposal exceeded the Board of Physical Therapy's "grant of rule marking authority because it would expand the scope of physical therapy practice, not merely establish a standard of practice."

" He noted that the law generally bans physical therapists from performing acupuncture, allowing it only when "no penetration of the skin occurs."




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