Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Petition 344
Petition Information
Petition Title Delivery of Schedule VI drugs to be placed in automated dispensing devices
Date Filed 5/6/2021    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Courtney Fuller 
Petitioner's Request

To amend sections 460 and 490 to allow a pharmacist at a central distribution company to verify Schedule VI drugs to be placed in an ADD prior to delivery to the receiving hospital and pharmacy technicians at the hospital to load the drugs directly into the ADD without further verification by a pharmacist at the hospital.

Agency's Plan


In accordance with Virginia law, the petition has been filed with the Register of Regulations and will be published on June 7, 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 July 7, 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 next meeting following the close of comment.


Comment Period Ended 7/7/2021
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 9/24/2021
Agency Decision Summary

The petition and the comments in support were considered by the Board at its meeting on September 24, 2021. Its decision was to initiate rulemaking to amend regulations in accordance with the petitioner's request and with pilot programs that are currently approved.


Associated regulatory action Allowance for centralized warehouser or wholesale distributor to verify Schedule VI drugs for automated dispensing devices in hospitals
Latest Stage: NOIRA

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