Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Physical Therapy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy [18 VAC 112 ‑ 20]
Periodic review
Action 1250
General Information
Action Summary The board is recommending amendments to its regulations for the licensure of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in order to clarify and update educational, examination and practice requirements. With the creation of an independent Board of Physical Therapy, the regulations that had been in effect under the Board of Medicine were adopted in 2000 by the new board with only minor revisions. With more than two years of experience and with the mandated rules for continuing education, the Board has determined that some of its requirements may need to be more consistent with national standards in the practice of physical therapy, may need to be clarified to facilitate compliance by licensees, or may need to be modified to reduce the burden of compliance.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 9/30/2002
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
2192 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 06/18/2003.
2435 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/10/2004.
2711 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/08/2004.
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.