Board of Physical Therapy
Laws and Regulations
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- Click here to obtain a Petition for Rule-making. If you would like the Board to consider amending one of its regulations or rules, you may file a “petition for rule-making”. The Board is required to publish your petition in the Virginia Register to begin a 21-day comment period on the request. At the end of the 21 days, the Board must issue a written decision on whether it will grant or deny the petition. A copy of the petition form is provided. You may email the petition to the address below, fax it to the number on the form or mail it to the Board address.
- Regulations Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy, effective 10-27-2010
- Public Participation Guidelines - Effective 10-15-2008
Emergency Regulations - Amended regulations in effect for the duration of one year
- None at this time.
Proposed Regulations - Amendments to regulations proposed by the Board
- Re-proposed regulations – comment from 6-20-2011 to 7-20-2011 – changes to proposed regulations are bracketed [ ].
By law, the persons licensed as health care practitioners have a duty to report to the Virginia Department of Social Services or the local departments of social services any known or suspected incidences of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of children or elderly and incapacitated adults. Contact information and a copy of the law may be obtained at: Legal Requirements to Report Child Abuse and Adult Abuse.