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Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Physical Therapy
Mandate 1000

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Physical Therapy Compact
Purpose of legislation
Authorizes Virginia to become a signatory to the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact. The Compact permits eligible licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to practice in Compact member states, provided they are licensed in at least one member state. In addition, the bill requires each applicant for licensure in the Commonwealth as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant to submit fingerprints and provide personal descriptive information in order for the Board to receive a state and federal criminal history record report for each applicant. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2020, and directs the Board of Physical Therapy to adopt emergency regulations to implement the provisions of the bill.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 300 (2019)
VAC chapters to be amended
18 vac 112 - 20 : Regulations Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 5362: Implementation of the Physical Therapy Compact
Latest Stage: Final
Deadline for the regulation to become effective 12/11/2019
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