4/7/2016 2:03 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: Elaine J. Yeatts


Agency Contact: Elaine J. Yeatts

Agency Regulatory Coordinator


Contact Address: Department of Health Professions

9960 Mayland Drive

Henrico, VA 23233
Chapter Affected:
18 vac 110 - 20: Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy
Statutory Authority: State: Chapters 33 and 34 of Title 54.1

Date Petition Received 12/09/2015
Petitioner Bill Irvin
 Petitioner's Request
To allow a pharmacy providing services to a long term care facility to provide prescription information of Schedule VI drugs to a \"back-up" pharmacy located near the facility enabling the "back-up" pharmacy to provide the first dispensing of the prescription without the act constituting a transfer of the prescription.
 Agency Plan
 In accordance with Virginia law, the petition has been filed with the Register of Regulations and will be published on December 28, 2015.  Comment on the petition may be sent by email, regular mail or posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov; comment will be requested until January 27, 2016.  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 March 25, 2016.
Publication Date 12/28/2015  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 01/27/2016
 Agency Decision
Initiate a regulatory change
Agency Response Date 04/07/2016
 Agency Decision Text
At its meeting on March 25th, the Board considered the petition and the public comments in support.  Following a lengthy discussion, the Board concluded it will include the matter in the Notice of Intended Regulatory Action resulting from a periodic review of regulations.