Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Massage Therapists [18 VAC 90 ‑ 50]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Conforming regulation to licensure
General Information
Action Summary The Board of Nursing has amended 18VAC90-50-10 et seq., Regulations Governing the Licensure of Massage Therapists to change cites referencing certification to licensure, eliminate one examination for licensure, and include a requirement for a criminal background check. The amendments conform regulations to changes made to the Code of Virginia by passage of HB562 in the 2016 General Assembly (Chapter 324).
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006
RIS Project Yes  [004767]
Associated Mandates Licensure of massage therapists
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7632 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/21/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Sutie 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.