Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Petition 338
Petition Information
Petition Title Dispensing of Schedule II drugs
Date Filed 2/23/2021    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Leslie DuVal 
Petitioner's Request

To require prescriptions for opioids to be valid for a shorter period of time than the current 6-month expiration standard for all controlled substances.

Agency's Plan

In accordance with Virginia law, the petition has been filed with the Register of Regulations and will be published on March 15, 2021.  Comment on the petition may be sent by email, regular mail or posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at; comment will be requested until April 14, 2021.

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 June 4, 2021, and the petitioner will be informed of the Board’s decision after that meeting.


Comment Period Ended 4/14/2021
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 6/4/2021
Agency Decision Summary

The Board has voted to take no action at this time, but has included the issue of a 6-month allowance on dispensing of Schedule II drugs in the periodic review of Chapter 20, Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy. The Board will gather information and any available outcome data from other states.

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