Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Physical Therapy
Petition 384
Petition Information
Petition Title Define invasive procedure and define pelvic floor therapy as a non-invasive procedure
Date Filed 4/13/2023    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Joseph Gianfortoni 
Petitioner's Request

The petitioner requests that the Board amend its regulations to define "invasive procedure.” The petitioner additionally requests that the Board amend its regulations to define the "practice of pelvic floor therapy” as a non-invasive procedure.   

Agency's Plan

The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on May 8, 2023. The petition will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at to receive public comment, which will open on May 8, 2023 and will close on June 7, 2023. The Board will consider the petition and all comments in support or opposition at the next meeting after the close of public comment, currently scheduled for August 10, 2023. The petitioner will be notified of the Board’s decision after that meeting.

Comment Period Began 5/8/2023    Ended 6/7/2023
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 4/13/2023
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 5/8/2023     Volume: 39  Issue: 19
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 8/10/2023
Decision Publication Date Published on: 9/11/2023     Volume: 40  Issue: 2
Agency Decision Summary

The Board considered this petition at its August 10, 2023 meeting. The Board decided to take no action on the petition, but to refer this matter to the Board's regulatory committee to consider potential future action.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Corie Tillman Wolf  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, 23233
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