Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Petition 262
Petition Information
Petition Title Unique identifier on prescription labels
Date Filed 9/28/2017    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Joseph Lavino for CVS Health 
Petitioner's Request

To amend 18VAC110-20-275(B)(2)(d) to read:

d. The procedure for identiying on the prescription label a unique identifier for all pharmacies involved in filling and dispensing the prescription.  This unique identifier is not required to identify a pharmacy solely involved in the holding of a prescription for pick-up or further delivery when that pharmacy has not shared in other filling or dispensing functions;

Agency's Plan

In accordance with Virginia law, the petition has been filed with the Register of Regulations and will be published on October 30, 2017.  Comment on the petition may be sent by email, regular mail or posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at; comment will be requested until November 22, 2017.

Following receipt of all comments on the petition to amend regulations, the Board will decide whether to make any changes to the regulatory language in Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy.  This matter will be on the Board’s agenda for its meeting scheduled for December 11, 2017.

Comment Period Began 10/30/2017    Ended 11/22/2017
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 9/28/2017
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 10/30/2017     Volume: 34  Issue: 5
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 10/16/2018
Decision Publication Date Published on: 11/12/2018     Volume: 35  Issue: 6
Agency Decision Summary

At its meeting on December 11, 2017, the Board considered the petition and public comment in support.  The Board concluded it will move forward with initiation of rulemaking and has referred the petition to its Regulation Committee for further study and recommendation on amendments.

Associated regulatory action Delivery of dispensed prescriptions; labeling
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Caroline Juran, RPh  / Executive Director
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