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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) 367-4630. Copies are free of charge.

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Guidance Documents:

112-1, By-Laws of the Board of Physical Therapy, revised November 17, 2017

112-2, Board guidance on the use of confidential consent agreements, revised March 29, 2017

112-3, Board Guidance for Conduct of an Informal Conference by an Agency Subordinate

112-4, Board guidance on requirement for licensure for instructors in a physical therapy program, adopted July 11, 2003, readopted January 19, 2007

112-5, Board guidance on acceptance of TOEFL iBT as equivalent to TOEFL and TSE examinations, adopted October 28, 2005, readopted January 19, 2007

112-6, Board guidance on licensure of kinesiotherapists as physical therapists, adopted July 11, 2003, readopted January 19, 2007

112-7, Board guidance on physical therapists and Individualized Educational Plans in public schools, November 15, 2002

112-8, Board guidance on review of non-routine applications from non-approved schools, adopted March 7, 2003, readopted January 19, 2007

112-9 Guidance for dry needling in physical therapy practice, revised August 26, 2010

112-10, Board guidance on credit for continuing education, revised November 16, 2012

112-11, Board guidance on functional capacity evaluations, adopted August 20, 2004, readopted January 19, 2007

112-12, Physical therapy services in home health, Decision of the Board on August 20, 2004, readopted January 19, 2007

112-13, Approval of a Traineeship, adopted August 6, 2014

112-14, Electromyography (EMG) and Sharp Debridement in Practice of Physical Therapy, adopted October 26, 2007

112-15, Supervision of unlicensed support personnel in any setting, adopted April 3, 2009

112-16, Guidance on the Use of Your Professional Degree in Conjunction with Your Licensure Designation, revised August 26, 2010

112-17, Sanction Reference Manual, revised November 2017 (pdf file)

112-18, Disposition of Disciplinary Cases for Practicing on Expired Licenses, February 17, 2012

112-19, Physical Therapists performance of the prothrombin time and international normalized ratio (INR) tests in home health settings, adopted February 17, 2012

112-20, Guidance on Supervising Students in Non-Approved Programs, adopted November 16, 2012

112-21, Guidance on Telehealth, adopted November 20, 2015

112-22, Procedures for Auditing Continued Competency Requirements, revised March 29, 2017

112-23, Guidelines for Processing Applications for Licensure, May 10, 2016