Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Regulations for Practitioners of the Healing Arts to Sell Controlled Substances [18 VAC 110 ‑ 30]
Permits for facilities
Action 4451
General Information
Action Summary In compliance with the second enactment clause of Chapter 117 of the 2015 Acts of the Assembly, the Board of Pharmacy is promulgating regulations to implement the requirement of law that practitioners of the healing arts must dispense controlled substances in permitted facilities. Regulations set fees for approval of applications, renewal of permits, and reinstatement of lapsed permits. Requirements for inspections, physical standards for the facility, and notification to the Board now fall to the facility permit rather than the individual licensee. The only change in physical requirements is specificity about the availability of hot and cold water, which must be within 20 feet of the selling and storage area and not located within an examination room or restroom.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004532]
Associated Mandates Permits for physicians selling drugs
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7352 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
7507 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/16/2016.
7886 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/28/2017.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Caroline Juran, RPh  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)527-4456    FAX: (804)527-4472    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.