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Delivery of Schedule VI prescription devices
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18VAC110-50-55. Delivery of Schedule VI devices.

A. In accordance with provisions of subsection A of § 54.1-3415.1 of the Code of Virginia, a manufacturer, nonresident manufacturer, wholesale distributor, nonresident wholesaler distributor, third party logistics provider, nonresident third party logistics provider, warehouser, or nonresident warehouser licensed, permitted or registered in Virginia may deliver Schedule VI prescription devices directly to an ultimate user or consumer on behalf of a medical equipment supplier.

1. Such delivery shall only occur in accordance with an agreement between a delivering entity named in subsection A of this section and a medical equipment supplier in compliance with law and regulation.

2. The agreement shall be between an individual delivering entity or multiple delivering entities under shared ownership and an individual medical equipment supplier or multiple medical equipment suppliers under shared ownership. The agreement shall be applicable to all ultimate users or consumers receiving services from the medical equipment supplier who require delivery of Schedule VI prescription devices.

3. The medical equipment supplier shall represent to the delivering entity that it has complied with provisions of § 54.1-3415.1 of the Code of Virginia regarding the existence of a valid order from a prescriber for the delivery of a Schedule VI prescription device to an ultimate user or consumer. Validation of orders of prescribers shall be the responsibility of the medical equipment supplier, upon request of the board or delivering entity.

B. In accordance with provisions of subsection B of § 54.1-3415.1 of the Code of Virginia, a manufacturer, nonresident manufacturer, wholesale distributor, nonresident wholesaler distributor, third party logistics provider, nonresident third party logistics provider, warehouser, or nonresident warehouser permitted, licensed, or registered in Virginia may deliver Schedule VI prescription devices directly to an ultimate user’s or consumer’s residence to be administered by persons authorized to administer such devices, provided  that (i) such delivery is made on behalf of a medical director of a home health agency, nursing home, assisted living facility, or hospice who has requested the distribution of the Schedule VI prescription device and directs the delivery of such device to the ultimate user's or consumer's residence and (ii) the medical director on whose behalf such Schedule VI prescription device is being delivered has entered into an agreement with the manufacturer, nonresident manufacturer, wholesale distributor, nonresident wholesale distributor, warehouser, nonresident warehouser, third-party logistics provider, or nonresident third-party logistics provider for such delivery.

1. Such delivery shall only occur in accordance with an agreement between a delivering entity authorized in subsection B of this section and a medical director of a home health agency, nursing home, assisted living facility, or hospice, and in compliance with law and regulation.

2. The agreement shall be between an individual delivering entity or multiple delivering entities under shared ownership and the medical director of an individual home health agency, nursing home, assisted living facility, or hospice, or multiple such entities under shared ownership.  The agreement shall be applicable to all ultimate users or consumers of the home health agency, nursing home, assisted living facility, or hospice who require delivery of Schedule VI prescription devices.

3. The home health agency, nursing home, assisted living facility or hospice shall represent to the delivering entity that it has complied with provisions of § 54.1-3415.1 of the Code of Virginia regarding the existence of a request from a prescriber for the delivery of a Schedule VI prescription device to an ultimate user or consumer. Validation of the request from a prescriber shall be the responsibility of the home health agency, nursing home, assisted living facility or hospice, upon request of the board or delivering entity.

C. The agreement, as required by A. 1 and B. 1, shall be in written or electronic format and shall be retained in a format available upon request to the board at all times the agreement is in effect, and for two years after the date the agreement is terminated or concluded.

D. An agreement shall not contain any patient specific or patient health information that would be subject to the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).