Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Health Professions
Board
Board of Pharmacy
chapter
Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy [18 VAC 110 ‑ 20]
Action:
Addressing hours of continuous work by pharmacists
 
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the planned regulatory action is to address a petition for rulemaking requesting amendments that will specify a limitation of excessive hours of work without any breaks for pharmacists. Regulation is necessary to prevent, to the extent possible, prescription errors due to fatigue and lack of concentration by pharmacists in the important task of assuring the accuracy and integrity of controlled substances. The action is the result of a petition for rulemaking by a pharmacist and was strongly supported in comment on the petition.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003337]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Working conditions for pharmacists
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6265 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/10/2012.
6489 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 1/29/2016.
7619 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/8/2017.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Caroline Juran, RPh  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address: caroline.juran@dhp.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-4456    FAX: (804)527-4472    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.