Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Physical Therapy
Petition 168
Petition Information
Petition Title Change in reevaluation schedule for physical therapists
Date Filed 6/5/2012    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Pamela A. Plasberg 
Petitioner's Request

Change the requirement for reevaluation of the patient from:

Not less than one of 12 visits made to the patient during a 30-day period or not less than once every 30 days (current regulation) to:

 Not less than every 12 visits made to the patient during a 3-month period or not less than every 3 months.

Agency's Plan

The Board will request public comment on the petitioner\'s request until July 31st and will consider the petition at its meeting scheduled for August 17, 2012.

Comment Period Began 7/2/2012    Ended 7/31/2012
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 6/5/2012
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 7/2/2012     Volume: 28  Issue: 22
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 11/19/2012
Decision Publication Date Published on: 12/17/2012     Volume: 29  Issue: 8
Agency Decision Summary

Following consideration of the comment and a discussion of the petition request to amend regulations, the Board decided it would not make any changes to the regulatory language regarding reevaluations of patients by physical therapists.  While the members were appreciative of the scenario presented, they believe that involvement in patient care by the therapist should minimally remain at 30-day intervals for the protection of public health and safety.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Elaine J. Yeatts  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4688    FAX: (804)527-4434    TDD: ()-