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Virginia Board of Pharmacy Regulations [18 VAC 110 ‑ 20]
This action is part of the regulatory reform initiative.
Action:
Modifications to requirements for automated dispensing devices for less burdensome process
 
General Information
Action Summary The Board of Pharmacy received three petitions for rulemaking from hospital pharmacists requesting an amendment to #5 of section 490 in Chapter 20, which provides requirements for automated devices for dispensing and administration of drugs. The petitioners requested less burdensome requirements for verification of storage, location, expiration dates, drug security and validity of access codes. While the Board agreed that the petition was reasonable and the specific requirements in #5 may need to be modified for consistency with current technology, it concluded that all of section 490 should be examined for possible amendments that would ensure drug security and integrity but would make compliance less burdensome.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003017]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Automated dispensing devices in hospitals
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6032 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/21/2011.
6267 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 8/2/2013.
6762 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/12/2014.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Caroline Juran, RPh  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address: caroline.juran@dhp.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-4416    FAX: (804)527-4472    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.