Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Petition 268
Petition Information
Petition Title Extend retention of records
Date Filed 2/2/2018    [Transmittal Sheet]
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's 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; 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.

Comment Period Ended 3/27/2018
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 3/29/2018
Agency Decision Summary

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 because it would be burdensome to maintain records in different formats and on different schedules.  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.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Caroline Juran, RPh  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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