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Virginia PT Electromyography 

Electromyography (EMG) is an invasive procedure and, in accordance with ยง 54.1-3482 of the Code of Virginia, requires physician referral and direction.  A physician order for EMG should be in writing; if the initial referral is received orally, it must be followed up with a written referral.  The procedure is an advanced skill and only within the scope of practice for those physical therapists who have had specialized, post-professional preparation and training.

Reference

Board of Physical Therapy Guidance Doc: 112-14

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