Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Massage Therapists [18 VAC 90 ‑ 50]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Change in examination requirement
Action 3756
General Information
Action Summary The Board has amended section 40 on requirements for initial certification to conform regulations to changes in the Code of Virginia in Chapter 764 of the 2012 Acts of the Assembly (H543). In the amended regulation on examinations acceptable for initial certification, the Licensing Examination of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards has been added and the requirement for examination to lead to national certification has been deleted.
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. A 4
RIS Project Yes  [003341]
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
6268 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/12/2012.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Sutie 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.