Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Petition 233
Petition Information
Petition Title Use of a back-up pharmacy for long term care services
Date Filed 12/9/2015    [Transmittal Sheet]
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's 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; 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.

Comment Period Ended 1/27/2016
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 4/7/2016
Agency Decision Summary

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.

Estimated date for filing a NOIRA 5/9/2016

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