Vol. 34 Iss. 14 - March 05, 2018

Chapter 80
Withdrawal of Regulatory Action

Title of Regulation: 18VAC85-80. Regulations Governing the Practice of Occupational Therapy (amending 18VAC85-80-71).

Statutory Authority: ยงยง 54.1-2400 and 54.1-2912.1 of the Code of Virginia.

The Board of Medicine has WITHDRAWN the regulatory action for 18VAC85-80, Regulations Governing the Practice of Occupational Therapy, which was published as a fast-track rulemaking action in 32:21 VA.R. 2695-2697 June 13, 2016. Due to the receipt of 10 or more objections to use of the fast-track process, the board terminated the fast-track process and published a Notice of Objection to the Fast-track Rulemaking Action in 32:25 VA.R. 3428 August 8, 2016. The notice stated that the board intended to proceed with the action under the standard promulgation process set out in the Administrative Process Act, with the initial publication of the fast-track regulation serving as the Notice of Intended Regulatory Action.

The board has withdrawn the regulatory action, which included a provision allowing a licensee to fulfill the requirement for continuing education by maintenance of current certification by the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy. Other changes in the regulatory action were adopted in a separate action that became effective on December 14, 2017 (34:5 VA.R. 574-576 October 30, 2017).

Agency Contact: William L. Harp, M.D., Executive Director, Board of Medicine, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233, telephone (804) 367-4558, FAX (804) 527-4429, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R16-4544; Filed February 7, 2018, 10:57 a.m.