6/13/2012 12:12 pm
Date / Time filed with the Register of Regulations
VA.R. Document Number: R____-______
Virginia Register Publication Information

Transmittal Sheet: Response to Petition for Rulemaking
Initial Agency Notice
Agency Decision
Promulgating Board: Board of Pharmacy
Regulatory Coordinator: Caroline Juran, RPh


Agency Contact: Elaine J. Yeatts

Agency Regulatory Coordinator


Contact Address: Department of Health Professions

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300

Richmond, VA 23233
Chapter Affected:
18 vac 110 - 20: Virginia Board of Pharmacy Regulations
Statutory Authority: State: Chapters 33 and 34 of Title 54.1

Date Petition Received 02/22/2012
Petitioner Kristen Barratt, R.Ph.
 Petitioner's Request
To adopt regulations similar to those in NC and WV that establish a limitation on the number of hours a pharmacist can work continuously and a requirement for breaks during a shift.
 Agency Plan
  Comment on the petition may be sent by email, regular mail or posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov.  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 on June 12, 2012, and the petitioner will be informed of the Board's decision after that meeting. .
Publication Date 03/26/2012  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 04/15/2012
 Agency Decision
Initiate a regulatory change
Agency Response Date 06/13/2012
 Agency Decision Text
  At its meeting on June 12, 2012, the Board considered all comment and a recommendation from the Regulation Committee. In response, it decided to issue a Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA) to consider changes similar to those suggested in the petition. Following publication of the NOIRA, the Regulation Committee of the Board will review regulations from other states and any comments received from the Notice. Draft regulations will be proposed to the full Board.