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 678
General Information
Action Summary The board is recommending amendments to its regulations for the certification of massage therapists in order to address concerns about competency of certificate holders, which may include hours of continuing education by providers acceptable to the board and about the need to further specify the requirements for licensure by endorsement. Other amendments are recommended for greater clarity for the regulated entities.
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 6/1/2000
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
945 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 06/20/2001.
1475 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/30/2002.
1976 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/15/2003.
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.