Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Department of Health Professions
Regulations Governing the Prescription Monitoring Program [18 VAC 76 ‑ 20]
Removing specific standard for reporting
Action 5733
General Information
Action Summary The regulation is amended to delete language that requires that dispensers report according to a specific version of the American Society of Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) standard. The existing regulation requires all data submitters to transmit data to the Prescription Monitoring Program at Virginia Department of Health Professions (DHP) in compliance with ASAP Version 4.2, which was published in 2011. Since 2011, newer standards have been published. Some dispensers report data to the DHP under Version 4.2 and to other states in newer versions. The Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) vendor can accommodate reporting of data in ASAP Standard versions 4.2 and 4.2a today. Version 4.2b is used in one state and can be enabled later if necessary
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [6825]
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
9276 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/17/2022.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Ashley Carter  / Program Manager
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)597-4282    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.