10/16/2018 9:43 am
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: Caroline Juran, RPh

Executive Director


Contact Address: Department of Health Professions

9960 Mayland Drive

Suite 300

Richmond, 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 09/28/2017
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 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 www.townhall.virginia.gov; 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.
Publication Date 10/30/2017  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 11/22/2017
 Agency Decision
Initiate a regulatory change
Agency Response Date 10/16/2018
 Agency Decision Text
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.