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Department of Health Professions
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Board of Pharmacy


chapter
Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy [18 VAC 110 ‑ 20]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes qualifications for licensure for pharmacies and pharmacists, requirements for renewal of licensure, facilities standards, standards for practice of pharmacy.
State Authority Chapters 33 and 34 of Title 54.1
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1) Achieve high ratings on Customer Service Satisfaction Survey for application process and renewal of licensure.
2) Reduce the number of deficiencies noted on facility inspections.
3) Review regulations for unnecessary barriers to new technology or reduction in pharmacist workloads which might improve error rates and consumer safety.
Meetings See all meetings (20) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Caroline Juran, RPh  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address: caroline.juran@dhp.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-4456    FAX: (804)527-4472    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Delivery of dispensed prescriptions; labeling Proposed DPB review in progress.
Increase in fees Final DPB review in progress.
Scheduling of chemicals
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (11/11/2019).
Periodic review result of Chapters 20 and 50; Promulgation of Chapters 15 and 21 Final Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (11/11/2019).
Brown bagging and white bagging Proposed Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (11/11/2019).
Prohibition against incentives to transfer prescriptions Final Governor's office review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Scheduling chemicals in Schedule I
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/26/2019.
Scheduling chemicals in Schedule I
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/03/2019.
Amending definition of "cold" Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/25/2019.
Requirement for applicants and licensees to have an e-profile ID number Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/26/2019.
Requirement for pharmacy to be operational within 90 days Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/22/2019.
Scheduling of drug in Schedule V
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/06/2019.
Placement of chemical in Schedule I
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/28/2018.
Controlled substances registration for naloxone and teleprescribing Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/23/2019.
Scheduling of drugs or chemicals
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/05/2018.
Placement of chemicals in Schedule I
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/13/2018.
Chemicals in Schedule I
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/21/2018.
Response to petitions for rulemaking Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/31/2018.
Chemicals in Schedule I
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/13/2017.
Scheduling of chemicals
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/04/2017.
Partial fill of Schedule II drugs Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/07/2017.
Drug destruction in correctional facilities Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/07/2017.
Outsourcing facilities Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/28/2017.
Scheduling of chemicals
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/14/2017.
CE credit for volunteer practice Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/05/2017.
Scheduling of chemicals in Schedule I
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/22/2017.
Schedling of chemicals in Schedule I
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/16/2016.
Registration of non-resident medical equipment suppliers
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/16/2016.
Addressing hours of continuous work by pharmacists Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/08/2017.
Scheduling of chemicals
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/07/2016.
Inclusion of diazepam rectal gel in emergency kits Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/11/2016.
Scheduling of chemicals in Schedule I
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/15/2016.
Repackaging at PACE sites Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/21/2016.
Collection sites for disposal of unused drugs Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/24/2016.
Scheduling of chemicals
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/02/2015.
Placement of chemicals in Schedule I
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/12/2015.
Correction of error
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/17/2015.
Placement of specified chemical compounds into Schedule I
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/11/2015.
Administrative fees for duplicate licenses and verification Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/01/2015.
Drugs and emergency medical services agencies Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/16/2015.
Nonresident pharmacy renewal date and access by suspended pharmacists to prescription department Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/16/2015.
Continuous quality improvement programs Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/31/2014.
Maintaining floor stock of certain drugs onsite at correctional facilities Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/16/2015.
Less restrictive and burdensome record-keeping for on-hold prescriptions Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/12/2014.
Modifications to requirements for automated dispensing devices for less burdensome process Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/12/2014.
Administration of drugs by emergency medical services personnel
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/25/2013.
Regulatory reform changes Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/26/2013.
Change to run-dry requirement for automated counting devices Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/02/2013.
Repackaging in CSB's and BHA's Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/15/2012.
Elimination of alarm system for certain EMS agencies Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/22/2011.
Conformity to DEA rules
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/04/2010.
Correction of regulation cite and conformity to Code
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/04/2010.
Signing of automated dispensing devices in hospitals Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/17/2011.
Drug donation program Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/10/2010.
Standards of conduct Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/17/2010.
Changes in renewal dates for pharmacies and permitted facilities Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/23/2009.
Stat-drug boxes in long-term care facilities Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/07/2010.
Correction of regulation cite and conformity to Code
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/28/2009.
One-time reduction in renewal fees
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/28/2009.
Address of record/public address
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/01/2009.
Periodic review Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/02/2009.
Registration of restricted volunteer licensees
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/06/2008.
Changes to nuclear pharmacy rules Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/11/2008.
Correction of Code cite
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/14/2008.
CH 0020 Conformity to compounding law
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/23/2008.
Correction of Code cite
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/30/2007.
Change in state agency name
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Not yet submitted to Attorney General for certification.
One-time fee reduction
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/29/2006.
One-time fee reduction
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Not yet submitted to Attorney General for certification.
Oversight of wholesale distributors Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/06/2006.
Returned check fee
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/03/2006.
Elimination of alarm for alternate delivery sites Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/10/2006.
Acceptance of TOEFL iBT Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/23/2006.
Fee reduction
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/02/2005.
Limitation on refills of Schedule VI drugs Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/11/2006.
Offsite data entry and DUR for prescriptions Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/07/2005.
Delegation to an agency subordinate Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/04/2005.
Exclusion from inventory for state lab – Change in law
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/01/2004.
Regulatory review Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/25/2004.
Repeal of Virginia Formulary
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/02/2003.
Changes in pharmacy practice; drugs to indigent patients Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/16/2003.
Voluntary practice by out-of-state pharmacists Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/02/2003.
Registration of pharmacy technicians Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/26/2003.
Increase in fees Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/04/2002.
Code cite
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/27/2002.
Pilot projects Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/27/2002.
Use of robot technology in hospital pharmacies Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/17/2001.
Conformity to changes in law
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/02/2000.
Pharmacy closings and controlled substance registration for mid-level providers Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/13/1999.
Automated dispensing devices
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/04/1999.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Definition of electronic prescription
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage withdrawn on 10/31/2017 prior to submitting for AG review.
Compounding requiremenst
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage withdrawn on 11/30/2007 after submission to the Registrar.
Conformity to compounding law
Increase in fees NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 04/14/2000 after the comment period had ended.

Past Periodic Reviews
Date Filed Status
11/3/2015 Amend
10/16/2012 Amend
9/5/2007 Amend
9/1/2001 Amend