4/13/2023 2:17 pm
Date / Time filed with the Register of Regulations
VA.R. Document Number: R____-______
Virginia Register Publication Information

Transmittal Sheet: Response to Petition for Rulemaking
Initial Agency Notice
Agency Decision
Promulgating Board: Board of Physical Therapy
Regulatory Coordinator: Erin Barrett


Agency Contact: Corie Tillman Wolf

Executive Director


Contact Address: Department of Health Professions

9960 Mayland Drive

Suite 300

Henrico, VA 23233
Chapter Affected:
18 vac 112 - 20: Regulations Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy
Statutory Authority: State: Sections 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3473 through 54.1-3483

Date Petition Received 04/13/2023
Petitioner Joseph Gianfortoni
 Petitioner's Request
The petitioner requests that the Board amend its regulations to define "invasive procedure." The petitioner additionally requests that the Board amend its regulations to define the "practice of pelvic floor therapy" as a non-invasive procedure.   
 Agency Plan
The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on May 8, 2023. The petition will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at www.townhall.virginia.gov to receive public comment, which will open on May 8, 2023 and will close on June 7, 2023. The Board will consider the petition and all comments in support or opposition at the next meeting after the close of public comment, currently scheduled for August 10, 2023. The petitioner will be notified of the Board's decision after that meeting.
Publication Date 05/08/2023  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 06/07/2023