Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Respiratory Therapists [18 VAC 85 ‑ 40]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Change in terminology
Action 4420
General Information
Action Summary With the passage of HB1818 in the 2015 Session of the General Assembly, the term “respiratory care practitioner” was changed in the Code of Virginia to “respiratory therapist.” Accordingly, the change is made in regulations for respiratory therapists.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006 4 a
RIS Project Yes  [004312]
Associated Mandates Change in terminology for respiratory therapists
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
7305 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/07/2015.
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.