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Virginia Board of Pharmacy Regulations [18 VAC 110 ‑ 20]
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Chapter Information
Description Establishes qualifications for licensure for pharmacies and pharmacists, requirements for renewal of licensure, facilities standards, standards for practice of pharmacy.
State Authority Chapters 33 and 34 of Title 54.1
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1) Achieve high ratings on Customer Service Satisfaction Survey for application process and renewal of licensure.
2) Reduce the number of deficiencies noted on facility inspections.
3) Review regulations for unnecessary barriers to new technology or reduction in pharmacist workloads which might improve error rates and consumer safety.
Meetings There is 1 future meeting that specifically targets this chapter for discussion. See all meetings (13) relating to this chapter.

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
Telephone: (804)367-4416    FAX: (804)527-4472    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
FLoor stock for correctional facilities Fast-Track Attorney General review in progress.
Addressing hours of continuous work by pharmacists Proposed Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
Continuous quality improvement programs Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 1/17/2014.
Administrative fees for duplicate licenses and verification Proposed Governor's office review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Less restrictive and burdensome record-keeping for on-hold prescriptions Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/12/2014.
Modifications to requirements for automated dispensing devices for less burdensome process Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/12/2014.
Administration of drugs by emergency medical services personnel Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/25/2013.
Regulatory reform changes Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/26/2013.
Change to run-dry requirement for automated counting devices Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/2/2013.
Repackaging in CSB's and BHA's Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/15/2012.
Elimination of alarm system for certain EMS agencies Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/22/2011.
Conformity to DEA rules Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/4/2010.
Correction of regulation cite and conformity to Code Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/4/2010.
Signing of automated dispensing devices in hospitals Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/17/2011.
Drug donation program Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/10/2010.
Standards of conduct Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/17/2010.
Changes in renewal dates for pharmacies and permitted facilities Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/23/2009.
Stat-drug boxes in long-term care facilities Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/7/2010.
Correction of regulation cite and conformity to Code Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/28/2009.
One-time reduction in renewal fees Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/28/2009.
Address of record/public address Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/1/2009.
Periodic review Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/2/2009.
Registration of restricted volunteer licensees Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/6/2008.
Changes to nuclear pharmacy rules Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/11/2008.
Correction of Code cite Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/14/2008.
CH 0020 Conformity to compounding law Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/23/2008.
Correction of Code cite Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/30/2007.
Change in state agency name Final Not yet submitted to Attorney General for certification.
One-time fee reduction Final Not yet submitted to Attorney General for certification.
One-time fee reduction Final Not yet submitted to Attorney General for certification.
Oversight of wholesale distributors Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/6/2006.
Returned check fee Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/3/2006.
Elimination of alarm for alternate delivery sites Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/10/2006.
Acceptance of TOEFL iBT Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/23/2006.
Fee reduction Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/2/2005.
Limitation on refills of Schedule VI drugs Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/11/2006.
Offsite data entry and DUR for prescriptions Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/7/2005.
Delegation to an agency subordinate Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/4/2005.
Exclusion from inventory for state lab – Change in law Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/1/2004.
Regulatory review Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/25/2004.
Repeal of Virginia Formulary Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/2/2003.
Changes in pharmacy practice; drugs to indigent patients Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/16/2003.
Voluntary practice by out-of-state pharmacists Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/2/2003.
Registration of pharmacy technicians Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/26/2003.
Increase in fees Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/4/2002.
Code cite Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/27/2002.
Pilot projects Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/27/2002.
Use of robot technology in hospital pharmacies Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/17/2001.
Conformity to changes in law Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/2/2000.
Pharmacy closings and controlled substance registration for mid-level providers Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/13/1999.
Automated dispensing devices Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/4/1999.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Compounding requiremenst Final Stage withdrawn on 11/30/2007 after submission to the Registrar.
Conformity to compounding law -
Increase in fees NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 4/14/2000 after the comment period had ended.