Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Physical Therapy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy [18 VAC 112 ‑ 20]
Practice of dry needling
Action 4375
General Information
Action Summary The intent of the regulatory action is to incorporate into regulation the guidance on dry needling currently found in Guidance Document 112-9, including the additional hours of training, the requirement for a medical referral, and the disclosure to patients on the difference between acupuncture and dry needling.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004433]
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
7246 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/30/2015.
7570 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/24/2017.
8144 Revised Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/26/2019.
8723 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/29/2020.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Corie Tillman Wolf  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4674    FAX: (804)527-4413    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.