|Petition Title||Use of electronic devices in lieu of emergency or stat-box kits in long-term care faciilties for initial doses|
|Date Filed||7/15/2016 [Transmittal Sheet]|
To authorize use of electronic devices in lieu of manual emergency drug kits and stat-drug boxes to provide for initiating therapy prior to the receipt of ordered drugs from the pharmacy. Current regulation does not designate electronic devices being utilized as unit dose systems purely for first dose non-routine vs automated dispensing devices utilized for full or routine dispensing in Long Term Care facilities.
In accordance with Virginia law, the petition has been filed with the Register of Regulations and will be published on August 8, 2016. 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 August 31, 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 after that meeting.
|Comment Period||Ended 8/31/2016 1 comments|
|Agency Decision||Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]|
|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 the allowance in 18VAC110-20-555, which currently provides: Drugs that would be stocked in an emergency drug kit pursuant to 18VAC110-20-540 may be accessed prior to receiving electronic authorization from the pharmacist provided that the absence of the drugs would threaten the survival of the patients. Additionally, the Board will consider amending the quantity limitations for drugs accessed by an automatic dispensing device.
|Associated regulatory action||Response to petitions for rulemaking Latest Stage: Final|
|Name / Title:||Caroline Juran, RPh / Executive Director|
9960 Mayland Drive
|Telephone:||(804)367-4578 FAX: (804)527-4472 TDD: ()-|