Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Petition 245
Petition Information
Petition Title Dispensing of Schedule VI drugs
Date Filed 5/6/2016    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Derek Phillips 
Petitioner's Request

If deemed appropriate by the pharmacist, a patient may receive, upon request, drug quantities in excess of the face amount of a prescription for a Schedule VI substance, up to the total amount authorized.

Agency's Plan

In accordance with Virginia law, the petition has been filed with the Register of Regulations and will be published on May 30, 2016.  Comment on the petition may be sent by email, regular mail or posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at; comment will be requested until June 29, 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 September 7, 2016, and the petitioner will be informed of the Board’s decision on his request after that meeting.

Comment Period Began 5/30/2016    Ended 6/29/2016
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 5/6/2016
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 5/30/2016     Volume: 32  Issue: 20
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 9/7/2016
Decision Publication Date Published on: 10/3/2016     Volume: 33  Issue: 3
Agency Decision Summary

At its meeting on September 7, 2016, the Board considered the petition and a public comment in support.  The Board concluded it will issue a Notice of Intended Regulatory Action to consider an amendment to requirements for dispensing to allow dispensing of Schedule VI drugs in excess of the quantity on the prescription within the amount authorized.

Associated regulatory action Response to petitions for rulemaking
Latest Stage: Final

Contact Information
Name / Title: Caroline Juran, RPh  / Executive Director
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