Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy [18 VAC 110 ‑ 20]
Addressing hours of continuous work by pharmacists
Action 3755
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the planned regulatory action is to address a petition for rulemaking requesting amendments that will specify a limitation of excessive hours of work without any breaks for pharmacists. Regulation is necessary to prevent, to the extent possible, prescription errors due to fatigue and lack of concentration by pharmacists in the important task of assuring the accuracy and integrity of controlled substances. The action is the result of a petition for rulemaking by a pharmacist and was strongly supported in comment on the petition.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003337]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Working conditions for pharmacists
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
6265 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/10/2012.
6489 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/29/2016.
7619 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/08/2017.
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.