|Board of Physical Therapy|
Phone: (804) 367-4674
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:15 to 5:00
The mission of the Department of Health Professions is to ensure safe and competent patient care by licensing health professionals, enforcing standards of practice, and providing information to health care practitioners and the public.
The Physical Therapy Compact
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Safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are now available for anyone age 6 months or older. Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information.
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has information on the Coronavirus Disease for both healthcare professionals and the general public which is updated regularly, as new information becomes available. Read more here.
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2022 Renewal - Continuing Education
There are no anticipated changes to the renewal requirements for CE or active practice for the 2022 renewal cycle. To review the Board's biennial requirements for renewal, please visit 18VAC112-20-130 and 18VAC112-20-131.
Applicants for Licensure - NPTE Examination Requirement
Documentation of passage of the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) is required for all applicants, whether by examination or endorsement, before licensure in Virginia can be granted.
PT Compact Commission Public Notice of Proposed Rules Amendments
The Physical Therapy Compact Commission is requesting public comment on the proposed amendments to its Rules by October 22, 2021. Please click here for more information.
PT Licensure Compact
Updated Regulations Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy - Effective April 30, 2021
The Board recently conducted a periodic review of its practice regulations. Final regulations from the review process became effective on April 30, 2021. The revised regulations can be accessed here on the Board’s Laws and Regulations page.
Direct Access Patient Attestation and Medical Release Form (Updated July 1, 2021)
New legislation, SB 1187, passed during the 2021 General Assembly and effective July 1, 2021, extends the time allowed for a qualified physical therapist to evaluate and treat patients without a referral under certain circumstances from 30 to 60 days. Virginia Code § 54.1-3482.
With this change, the Board has revised the Direct Access Patient Attestation and Medical Release Form, also accessible on the Board’s Applications & Forms page.
The Department of Health Professions (DHP) has been made aware that some licensees have received fraudulent communications from individuals claiming to be from one of our licensing boards, such as the Board of Pharmacy, or another agency, such as the DEA. The communications, often by phone, may threaten arrest or license suspension, demand personal information, or require the payment of fines. Read More.
Board Guidance Document Available
The Board offers the following guidance on telehealth through established Guidance Document 112-21, Guidance on Telehealth, effective January 21, 2021
NPTE Examination Updates
To access the most recent exam announcements from the FSBPT regarding the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) for PTs and PTA’s, please click here.
Regulatory Town Hall
The Virginia Department of Planning & Budget has designed a Regulatory Town Hall for anyone interested in the proposal of regulations or meetings of regulatory boards. Please click here for more information on how to become a Registered Public User of the Regulatory Town Hall.