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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations for Licensure of Occupational Therapists [18 VAC 85 ‑ 80]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Practice by graduate pending examination
General Information
Action Summary The Board has amended section 45 on practice by a graduate of an occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant program while awaiting examination results to conform regulations to changes in the Code of Virginia in Chapter 252 of the 2014 Acts of the Assembly (SB203). In the amended regulation, the applicant may practice for up to six months or until he has received a failing score on the licensure examination, whichever comes first.
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
RIS Project Yes  [004086]
Associated Mandates Practice by occupational therapy applicants
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
6993 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/27/2014.
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4558    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.