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Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations for Licensure of Occupational Therapists [18 VAC 85 ‑ 80]
Implementation of the OT Compact
Action 5797 / Stage 9367
Emergency/NOIRA Stage  
red ball Emergency Text 8/9/2021  8:45 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 8/9/2021    
pdf Attorney General Certification 8/10/2021    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 12/21/2021   
pdf Emergency Extension Request Requested on 4/21/2023   (Approved on 5/03/2023)  

Public Hearing Will be held at the proposed stage
Emergency Authority 2.2-4011(B)
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 8/9/2021
Review Completed: 8/10/2021
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 8/10/2021
Review Completed: 8/24/2021
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 11/5/2021
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 12/21/2021
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 12/22/2021
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 1/17/2022    Volume: 38  Issue: 11
Comment Period Ended 2/16/2022
Effective Date 1/1/2022
Expiration Date 6/30/2023

The expiration date for this emergency regulation has been extended until 12/29/2023

Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Erin Barrett  / Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
Address: Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4688    FAX: (804)915-0382    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this agency.


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Action 5797:
Implementation of the OT Compact
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (9367) Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Proposed   (9593) Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/04/2023.
Final   (10081) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/22/2024.
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