Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy [18 VAC 110 ‑ 20]
Drug destruction in correctional facilities
Action 4788
General Information
Action Summary In order to comply with federal rules of the Drug Enforcement Administration, section 590 on drugs in correctional facilities is amended to require unused or expired drugs in Schedules II through V to be destroyed at the facility rather than being returned to the provider pharmacy. To ensure the integrity of the process, there are rules for witnessing the destruction and recordkeeping.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005047]
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
7889 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/07/2017.
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.