Vol. 32 Iss. 23 - July 11, 2016

Chapter 16
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action

Notice is hereby given in accordance with § 2.2-4007.01 of the Code of Virginia that the Board of Pharmacy intends to consider (i) amending 18VAC110-20, Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy, and 18VAC110-50, Regulations Governing Wholesale Distributors, Manufacturers, and Warehousers and (ii) adopting 18VAC110-16, Regulations Governing the Delegation of Informal Fact-Finding Proceedings to an Agency Subordinate, and 18VAC110-25, Regulations Governing the Licensure of Pharmacists and Registration of Pharmacy Technicians. The purpose of the proposed action is to (i) reduce the size and complexity of 18VAC110-20 by moving some of the provisions of that chapter into new chapters and (ii) amend 18VAC110-20 and 18VAC110-50 to clarify certain requirements, incorporate provisions currently found in guidance documents, and update and streamline requirements where possible. Provisions relating to the licensure of pharmacists and registration of pharmacy technicians and certain general provisions will be moved from 18VAC110-20 to new chapter 18VAC110-25. Additionally, 18VAC110-20-15, relating to criteria for delegation of informal fact-finding proceedings to an agency subordinate, will be moved into new chapter 18VAC110-16 because it applies to all types of licensees, registrants, and permit holders regulated by the board.

The regulatory action being considered is in response to a periodic review of the regulations, and this Notice of Intended Regulatory Action serves as the report of the findings of the regulatory review pursuant to § 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia.

The agency intends to hold a public hearing on the proposed action after publication in the Virginia Register.

Statutory Authority: §§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3307 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Comment Deadline: August 10, 2016.

Agency Contact: Caroline Juran, RPh, Executive Director, Board of Pharmacy, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233-1463, telephone (804) 367-4416, FAX (804) 527-4472, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R16-4673; Filed June 18, 2016, 11:20 a.m.