|Petition Title||Delivery of Schedule VI drugs to be placed in automated dispensing devices|
|Date Filed||5/6/2021 [Transmittal Sheet]|
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.
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 www.townhall.virginia.gov; 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 40 comments|
|Agency Decision||Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]|
|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|
|Name / Title:||Caroline Juran, RPh / Executive Director|
9960 Mayland Drive
|Telephone:||(804)367-4456 FAX: (804)527-4472 TDD: ()-|