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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Health Professions
Board
Board of Medicine
chapter
Regulations Governing the Practice of Licensed Acupuncturists [18 VAC 85 ‑ 110]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action:
Conforming to 1999 legislation
 
General Information
Action Summary The Board of Medicine has adopted proposed amendments to 18 VAC 85-110-100, 18 VAC 85-110-110 and 18 VAC 85-110-130 to conform regulations to Chapter 779 of the 1999 Acts of the Assembly, which eliminated the statutory mandate for a licensed acupuncturist to obtain a referral from a licensed practitioner of medicine, osteopathy, podiatry or chiropractic prior to performing acupuncture on a patient. Further, the statute deleted the authority of the Board of Medicine to promulgate regulations requiring periodic review by the physician of the diagnosis and treatment progress and for referral and rereferral of patients.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
Exempt Citation: ยง 9-6.14:4. (C) (4)
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
24 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/4/1999.
 
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
Phone: (804)367-4558    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.