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Board of Physical Therapy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy [18 VAC 112 ‑ 20]
Practice of dry needling
Action 4375 / Stage 8144
Revised Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 5/13/2019  9:05 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 12/1/2017    
pdf Attorney General Certification 12/7/2017    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 12/27/2017    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 8/22/2018    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 4/30/2019   

Revised Proposed A previous PROPOSED stage was published on 12/26/2016  
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 12/1/2017
Review Completed: 12/7/2017
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 12/7/2017
Review Completed: 12/28/2017
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 5/9/2018
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 4/30/2019
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 4/30/2019
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 5/27/2019    Volume: 35  Issue: 20
Public Hearings

06/27/2019 9:00 AM

Comment Period Ended 7/26/2019
Contact Information
Name / Title: Corie Tillman Wolf  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4674    FAX: (804)527-4413    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this board.


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Action 4375:
Practice of dry needling
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (7246) Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/30/2015.
Proposed   (7570) Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/24/2017.
Revised Proposed   (8144) Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/26/2019.
Final   (8723) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/29/2020.
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