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Regulations Governing the Practice of Licensed Acupuncturists [18 VAC 85 ‑ 110]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes the qualifications for licensure, requirements for renewal and standards of practice for licensed acupuncturists
State Authority Chapter 29 of Title 54.1
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1) Achieve a high level of satisfaction for application and renewal processes for all licensed practitioners.
2) Increase the number of licensed acupuncturists to increase availability and access to services.
Meetings See all meetings (24) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: william.harp@dhp.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-4558    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Renewal fee reduction
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/02/2019.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Electronic renewal notices Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/22/2019.
Result of periodic review Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/08/2019.
Renewal fee reduction
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/27/2017.
Acceptance of graduates of candidacy programs Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/13/2015.
One-time reduction in renewal fees
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/25/2013.
Regulatory reform changes Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/26/2013.
Change of address
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/19/2009.
Registration for restricted volunteer practice
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/03/2008.
Requirements for a restricted volunteer license Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/05/2008.
Correction of Code cites
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/18/2007.
Change in fee for returned checks
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/08/2006.
Standards of practice Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/19/2005.
Acceptance of graduates from candidacy programs Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/26/2004.
Voluntary practice by out-of-state practitioners Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/18/2003.
Periodic review - educational requirements Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/26/2003.
Form for diagnostic examination Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/05/2001.
Inactive licensure Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/06/2001.
Conformity to law
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/02/2000.
Increase in licensee fees Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/12/2000.
Conforming to 1999 legislation
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/04/1999.
Handling fee

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Forms revision
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage withdrawn on 12/16/2011 before submission to the Registrar.
Fee increase NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 06/23/2006 after the comment period had ended.
Correction of Code cite
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage withdrawn on 08/22/2007 prior to submitting for AG review.

Past Periodic Reviews
Date Filed Status
4/30/2018 Amend
10/16/2012 Amend
9/1/2001 Amend