Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Massage Therapists [18 VAC 90 ‑ 50]
Periodic review
Action 4559
General Information
Action Summary As a result of the periodic review of regulations, the Board of Nursing will amend Chapter 50 to clarify certain sections, offer additional options for completion of continuing education, require an attestation of compliance with laws and ethics for initial certification, and include additional provisions to the standards of conduct that may subject a regulant to disciplinary action. In a separate action, certification will be changed to licensure in conformity to HB562 of the 2016 General Assembly.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004739]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 11/17/2015
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
7550 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/10/2016.
7844 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/11/2017.
8068 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/24/2018.
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.