Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy [18 VAC 110 ‑ 20]
This action is part of the regulatory reform initiative.
Less restrictive and burdensome record-keeping for on-hold prescriptions
Action 3451
General Information
Action Summary Regulations do not specifically address when the data entry of on-hold prescriptions must be performed, so some pharmacies store this 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 non-compliant 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 has amended the requirements to allow for more flexibility and less burden in recordkeeping.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [002768]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
5829 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 06/08/2011.
6058 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/02/2013.
6763 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/12/2014.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Caroline Juran, RPh  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4456    FAX: (804)527-4472    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.