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Department of Health Professions
Department of Health Professions
Regulations Governing the Prescription Monitoring Program [18 VAC 76 ‑ 20]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Reporting schedule
General Information
Action Summary On January 1, 2017, the Code was changed to require dispensers of covered substances to report to the Prescription Monitoring Program within 24 hours or the dispenser’s next business day, whichever comes first. The current regulation states reporting is within seven days. While the regulation is inconsistent with the Code, dispensers have been required to comply with the 24-hour statutory requirement since January1, 2017.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006
RIS Project Yes  [005212]
Associated Mandates 24-hour reporting to Prescription Monitoring Program
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
7983 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/04/2017.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Ralph Orr  / Program Manager
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4523    FAX: (804)527-4470   

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.