|Petition Title||Working conditions for pharmacists|
|Date Filed||2/22/2012 [Transmittal Sheet]|
|Petitioner||Kristen Barratt, R.Ph.|
To adopt regulations similar to those in NC and WV that establish a limitation on the number of hours a pharmacist can work continuously and a requirement for breaks during a shift.
Comment on the petition may be sent by email, regular mail or posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov. Following receipt of all comments on the petition to amend regulations, the Board will decide whether to make any changes to the regulatory language in Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy. This matter will be on the Board’s agenda for its meeting on June 12, 2012, and the petitioner will be informed of the Board’s decision after that meeting.
|Comment Period||Ended 4/15/2012 20 comments|
|Agency Decision||Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]|
|Agency Decision Summary||
At its meeting on June 12, 2012, the Board considered all comment and a recommendation from the Regulation Committee. In response, it decided to issue a Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA) to consider changes similar to those suggested in the petition. Following publication of the NOIRA, the Regulation Committee of the Board will review regulations from other states and any comments received from the Notice. Draft regulations will be proposed to the full Board.
|Associated regulatory action||Addressing hours of continuous work by pharmacists Latest Stage: NOIRA|
|Name / Title:||Elaine J. Yeatts / Agency Regulatory Coordinator|
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
|Telephone:||(804)367-4688 FAX: (804)527-4434 TDD: ()-|