Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations for Licensure of Occupational Therapists [18 VAC 85 ‑ 80]
Implementation of the OT Compact
Action 5797
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 242 of the 2021 Acts of the Assembly mandates membership of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the Occupational Therapy Interjurisdictional Compact and requires the Board to promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of the act to be effective within 280 days of enactment. Amendments to regulations add definitions consistent with the Compact, set the fee for a Compact privilege to practice in Virginia, and specify that renewal of the privilege is based on adherence to Compact rules for continued competency.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [6878]
Associated Mandates OT Compact
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
9367 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
9593 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/04/2023.
10081 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/22/2024.
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:
Phone: (804)367-4688    FAX: (804)915-0382    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this agency.