Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Physical Therapy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy [18 VAC 112 ‑ 20]
Recognition of oPTion assessment tool
Action 4722
General Information
Action Summary FSBPT has informed member boards that, as of November 30, 2016, it will no longer offer the PRT and has replaced it with a different assessment tool called oPTion. With the shift to oPTion, the FSBPT has also eliminated the “standard” and replaced it with an assessment report that categorizes the therapist’s performance into level 1-4. The Board will decide whether to replace the PRT with oPTion and, if so, it will need to determine if a specific level of performance will be required for the purpose of licensing therapists who have not been engaged in active practice or for granting credit to licensees for continuing education.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004983]
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
7771 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/22/2017.
7895 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/22/2017.
8136 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/07/2018.
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.