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Practice of dry needling
Action 4375 / Stage 8723
Final Stage  
red ball Final Text 9/9/2020  2:40 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 8/16/2019    
pdf Attorney General Certification 8/29/2019    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 8/12/2020   

Changes to Text No changes have been made to the text since the proposed stage was last published in the Register.
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 8/16/2019
Review Completed: 8/29/2019
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 8/29/2019
Review Completed: 9/19/2019
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 10/7/2019
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 8/12/2020
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 8/12/2020
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 9/14/2020    Volume: 37  Issue: 2
Comment Period Ended 10/14/2020
Effective Date 10/29/2020
Contact Information
Name / Title: Corie Tillman Wolf  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4674    FAX: (804)527-4413    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this board.


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Action 4375:
Practice of dry needling
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (7246) Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/30/2015.
Proposed   (7570) Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/24/2017.
Revised Proposed   (8144) Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/26/2019.
Final   (8723) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/29/2020.
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