Vol. 27 Iss. 18 - May 09, 2011

Virginia Board of Pharmacy Regulations.
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 amending the following regulation: 18VAC110-20, Virginia Board of Pharmacy Regulations. The purpose of the proposed action is to address when the data entry of on-hold prescriptions must be performed. Some pharmacies store these prescriptions in a single file until needed. Others perform data entry of the prescription and file by the date of entry into the computer, which is noncompliant with the current regulation, but find it burdensome to retrieve and move the prescription to the file associated with the date of initial dispensing. Additionally, when the data entry is performed on a separate date than the date of initial dispensing, a pharmacist may not be verifying the accuracy of the data entered at the time of entry. The board will consider amendments to clarify the requirements.

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

Statutory Authority: § 54.1-2400 and Chapters 33 (§ 54.1-3300 et seq.) and 34 (§ 54.1-3400 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Comment Deadline: June 8, 2011.

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. R11-2768; Filed April 7, 2011, 10:57 a.m.