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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Physical Therapy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy [18 VAC 112 ‑ 20]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Change in law on direct access
General Information
Action Summary In conformity with Chapter 858 of the 2001 Acts of the Assembly, which amended Chapter 34.1 of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia, the Board of Physical Therapy has adopted final amendments to regulations for the licensure of physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. Requirements for referral and direction by a licensed physician to a physical therapist have been amended, so references to those requirements in regulation have been changed accordingly.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
Exempt Citation: 9-6.14:4.1(C)(4)
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
Associated Mandates Certification for direct access for physical therapy
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
1397 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/26/2001.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Corie Tillman Wolf  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4674    FAX: (804)527-4413    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.