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Regulations Governing the Certification of Massage Therapists [18 VAC 90 ‑ 50]
Guidance Documents   Periodic Reviews
Chapter Information
Description Establishes the qualifications for certification and renewal for massage therapists and sets the standards of practice.
State Authority Chapter 30 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 high ratings on Customer Service Satisfaction Survey for application process and renewal of licenses.
2) Increase the number of applicants for certification to increase availability of services.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Sutie 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address: jay.douglas@dhp.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-4515    FAX: (804)527-4455   
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Regulatory reform Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/15/2013.
Change in examination requirement Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/12/2012.
Increase in fees Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/6/2011.
Address of record/public address and nametags Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/1/2009.
Periodic review Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/11/2008.
Change in returned check fee Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/22/2006.
Periodic review Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/15/2003.
Increase in fees Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/14/2001.