Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Petition 164
Petition Information
Petition Title Working conditions for pharmacists
Date Filed 2/22/2012    [Transmittal Sheet]
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's Plan


Comment on the petition may be sent by email, regular mail or posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at  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.
Comment Period Ended 4/15/2012
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 6/13/2012
Agency Decision Summary


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.   
Associated regulatory action Addressing hours of continuous work by pharmacists
Latest Stage: Final

Contact Information
Name / Title: Elaine J. Yeatts  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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