Physical therapists & physical therapist assistants; licensure, Physical Therapy Licensure Compact. (SB1106)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Licensure of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants; Physical Therapy Licensure Compact. Authorizes Virginia to become a signatory to the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact. The Compact permits eligible licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to practice in Compact member states, provided they are licensed in at least one member state. In addition, the bill requires each applicant for licensure in the Commonwealth as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant to submit fingerprints and provide personal descriptive information in order for the Board to receive a state and federal criminal history record report for each applicant. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2020, and directs the Board of Physical Therapy to adopt emergency regulations to implement the provisions of the bill.


Bill Has Passed


12/21/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101635D
12/21/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/23/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1106)
01/24/2019Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Placed on Calendar
02/04/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/06/2019Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
02/07/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/07/2019Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/12/2019Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1106ER)
02/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1106ER)
02/18/2019Signed by Speaker
02/19/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/20/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 20, 2019
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/08/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 300 (effective 1/1/20)
03/08/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0300)