Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Respiratory Therapists [18 VAC 85 ‑ 40]
This action is part of the regulatory reform initiative.
Regulatory reform changes
Action 3913
General Information
Action Summary In addition to corrections and edits, section 40 is amended to allow an option for licensure of an applicant who has been licensed in another state but who does not have “active practice,” defined as 160 hours of professional practice within the 24-month period immediately preceding application. The applicant would be allowed to demonstrate competency through documentation of 20 hours of continuing education within the 24-month period.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003567]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 10/16/2012
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
6490 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/26/2013.
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.