Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Physical Therapy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy [18 VAC 112 ‑ 20]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Change in law on direct access
Action 904
General Information
Action Summary In conformity with Chapter 858 of the 2001 Acts of the Assembly, which amended Chapter 34.1 of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia, the Board of Physical Therapy has adopted final amendments to regulations for the licensure of physical therapists and physical therapy assistants. Requirements for referral and direction by a licensed physician to a physical therapist have been amended, so references to those requirements in regulation have been changed accordingly.
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: 9-6.14:4.1(C)(4)
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
Associated Mandates Certification for direct access for physical therapy
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
1397 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/26/2001.
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.