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Guidance Documents

The Code of Virginia requires annual publication of lists of guidance documents from state agencies. A guidance document is defined as "...any document developed by a state agency or staff that provides information or guidance of general applicability to the staff or public to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations..." Agencies are required to maintain a complete, current list of all guidance documents and make the full text of such documents available to the public.

Copies of the following documents may be viewed during regular work days from 8:15 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the offices of the Department of Health Professions, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico Virginia 23233-1463. Copies may also be downloaded by clicking on the links below or from the Regulatory Townhall at or requested by email at Questions regarding implementation of these documents or requests for copies may be directed to Corie Tillman Wolf, Executive Director of the Board at the address above or by telephone at (804) 367-4674. Copies are free of charge.

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Guidance Documents:

112-1, By-Laws of the Board of Physical Therapy, effective October 3, 2019

112-2, Board guidance on the use of confidential consent agreements, reaffirmed May 25, 2021

112-3, Board Guidance on Receipt of Verbal Orders for Medications by Physical Therapists, effective October 3, 2019

112-4, Board guidance on requirement for licensure for instructors in a physical therapy program, revised May 1, 2018

112-5, Board Guidance on Credentialing and TOEFL Requirements for Physical Therapy Graduates of Schools Not Approved by CAPTE, effective September 30, 2021

112-7, Board guidance on physical therapists and Individualized Educational Plans in public schools, revised February 15, 2022

112-11, Board guidance on functional capacity evaluations, revised May 1, 2018

112-12, Physical therapy services in home health, revised May 1, 2018

112-13, Approval of a Traineeship, effective July 22, 2021

112-14, Electromyography (EMG) and Sharp Debridement in Practice of Physical Therapy, revised May 1, 2018

112-15, Supervision of unlicensed support personnel in any setting, re-adopted May 1, 2018

112-16, Guidance on the Use of Your Professional Degree in Conjunction with Your Licensure Designation, re-adopted May 1, 2018

112-17, Sanction Reference Manual, revised November 2018 (pdf file)

112-18, Disposition of Disciplinary Cases for Practicing on Expired Licenses, revised May 1, 2018

112-19, Physical Therapists performance of the prothrombin time and international normalized ratio (INR) tests in home health settings, revised May 1, 2018

112-21, Guidance on Telehealth, effective January 21, 2021

112-22, Procedures for Auditing Continued Competency Requirements, revised November 13, 2018

112-23, Guidelines for Processing Applications for Licensure, effective January 9, 2020 (pdf)