Physical therapists; allows patients to seek treatment therefrom. (HB2087)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen) with support from co-patron Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health professions; direct access to physical therapists. Allows patients to seek treatment from a licensed physical therapist, who also holds a certain certificate, without a referral when the following conditions are met: (i) the patient, at the time of presentation to a physical therapist, is not under the care of a physician; (ii) the patient identifies a practitioner from whom he intends to seek treatment if his condition does not improve; (iii) the patient gives written consent for the physical therapist to release all relevant personal health information and treatment records to the identified practitioner; and (iv) the physical therapist notifies the identified practitioner no later than three days after treatment commences and provides the practitioner with a copy of the initial evaluation along with a copy of the patient history obtained by the physical therapist. The bill also contains requirements for a certificate allowing physical therapists to provide such services. Read the Bill »


02/19/2007: signed by governor


01/08/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072428348
01/08/2007Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/16/2007Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2007Read first time
01/18/2007Read second time
01/18/2007Committee amendments agreed to
01/18/2007Engrossed by House as amended HB2087E
01/18/2007Printed as engrossed 072428348-E
01/18/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2087)
01/19/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/19/2007VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2007Communicated to Senate
01/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2087E)
01/22/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/22/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/02/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2007Read third time
02/05/2007Reading of amendments waived
02/05/2007Committee amendments agreed to
02/05/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/05/2007Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N)
02/05/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Placed on Calendar
02/07/2007Senate amendments agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
02/07/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2087ER)
02/12/2007Signed by Speaker
02/12/2007Signed by President
02/14/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2087ER)
02/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 18 (effective 7/1/07)
03/13/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0018)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1305.