Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, and Chiropractic [18 VAC 85 ‑ 20]
Elimination of pharmacist from mixing, diluting & reconstituting
Action 4496
General Information
Action Summary The proposed amendment eliminates the pharmacist as a practitioner who can perform a second check of mixing, diluting or reconstituting drugs in a physician office by a specifically trained person and also eliminates the pharmacist as a practitioner who can perform mixing, diluting or reconstituting without a second check. A pharmacist is required by law to follow USP-NF for compounding of drug products and does not fall under the exemption for physicians and persons in their practices.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004579]
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
7415 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/15/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4621    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.