Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy [18 VAC 110 ‑ 20]
Increase in fees
Action 4938
General Information
Action Summary The issue to be addressed is the need of the Board of Pharmacy to increase their fees to cover expenses for essential functions of review of applications, licensing, inspections, investigation of complaints against licensees, and adjudication and monitoring of disciplinary cases required for public health and safety in the Commonwealth. ยง 54.1-113 of the Code of Virginia requires that at the end of each biennium, an analysis of revenues and expenditures of each regulatory board shall be performed. It is necessary that each board have sufficient revenue to cover its expenditures. Since the fees from licensees will no longer generate sufficient funds to pay operating expenses for the Board in the next biennium, consideration of a fee increase is essential. In order to have sufficient funding for the operation of the Board by fiscal year 2019-20, it is necessary to begin the process of promulgating amendments to regulations.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 18 VAC 110-20 Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  18 VAC 110 - 30 Regulations for Practitioners of the Healing Arts to Sell Controlled Substances Amend Existing Regulation
  18 VAC 110 - 50 Regulations Governing Wholesale Distributors, Manufacturers and Warehousers Amend Existing Regulation
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005322]
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
8102 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/07/2018.
8270 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/26/2019.
8777 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/14/2020.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Caroline Juran, RPh  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4456    FAX: (804)527-4472    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.