Physical therapy; extends time allowed for a therapist to evaluate and treat patients. (SB1187)

Introduced By

Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian) with support from co-patron Sen. Jen Kiggans (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Health Professions; practice of physical therapy. Extends from 30 days to 60 days the time allowed for a physical therapist who has completed a doctor of physical therapy program approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education or who has obtained a certificate of authorization to evaluate and treat patients after an initial evaluation without a referral under certain circumstances. The bill also provides that after discharging a patient a physical therapist shall not perform an initial evaluation of a patient without a referral if the physical therapist has performed an initial evaluation of the patient for the same condition within the immediately preceding 60 days. Read the Bill »


01/21/2021: passed committee


01/10/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101168D
01/10/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/13/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1187)
01/13/2021Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/21/2021Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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