Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy [18 VAC 110 ‑ 20]
Implementation of 2021 Periodic Review
Action 5925
General Information
Action Summary The Board has identified several provisions that it will consider for amendments, including: 1) a change to the definition of “personal supervision” to allow audio-visual technology by pharmacist on premises for supervision of compounding in pharmacies; 2) amendments to the unprofessional conduct section relating to a safe working environment; 3) requirements for additional information on a pharmacy permit or nonresident pharmacy registration application; 4) requirement for an applicant for a pharmacy permit to report to the Board any prior disciplinary action by a regulatory authority, prior criminal convictions, or ongoing investigations related to the practice of pharmacy; 5) an allowance for a pharmacist to use his professional judgment to alter or adapt a prescription, to change dosage, dosage form or directions, to complete missing information, or to extend a maintenance drug; 6) change in the provision that allows dispensing of a Schedule II drug for up to six months after the date on which the prescription was issued; 7) removal of the restriction that a stat-drug box contain no more than 20 solid dosage units per schedule of Schedules II through V drugs; and 8) clarification regarding administration records, particularly if drug administered by someone other than the pharmacist whose initials are captured on the dispensing record.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7071]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 12/10/2020
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
9563 NOIRA Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
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.