3/29/2018 1:57 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: 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 02/02/2018
Petitioner Judy Lifland Dietrick
 Petitioner's Request
To amend the requirement for retention of records beyond two years, to include records of vaccine administration
 Agency Plan
In accordance with Virginia law, the petition has been filed with the Register of Regulations and will be published on March 5, 2018.  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 March 27, 2018. 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 29, 2018.
Publication Date 03/05/2018  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 03/27/2018
 Agency Decision
Take no action
Agency Response Date 03/29/2018
 Agency Decision Text
The petition was published March 5, 2018 with comment requested until March 27, 2018. At its meeting on March 29, 2018, the Board considered the petition and public comment in support and in opposition.  The Board concluded that it will not take action to amend its regulations.  However, the Board has referred the matter to its Regulation Committee for further study of the Virginia Immunization Information System (VIIS) to determine what would be involved in requiring all practitioners who administer immunizations to report to the VIIS database.