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Virginia Methamphetamine Precursor Information System [19 VAC 30 ‑ 220]
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Chapter Information
Description Chapters 160 (Senate Bill 294) and 252 (House Bill 1161) of the Acts of Assembly (2012 regular session), requires all pharmacies and retailers in the Commonwealth of Virginia that sell over the counter cold and allergy medications containing ephedrine and/or pseudoephedrine products (PSE) to participate in a statewide, real-time electronic PSE monitoring program for the purpose of tracking illegal PSE purchases.
State Authority Chapters 160 and 252 of the Act of Assembly ( 2012 regular session) . § § (18.2-265.8 C) and C) and 18.2-265.12
Federal Authority Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 (CMEA)- Title VII of Public Law 109-177
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 The purpose is to provide guidance for use of the a web-accessed database by approved law enforcement agencies. Pursuant to the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 (CMEA), pharmacies and retailers are currently required to capture certain data regarding ephedrine and/or pseudoephedrine products(PSE) sales. The system enables pharmacies to easily enter the same PSE sales data currently being gathered online rather than recording the information into a manual log or in-store computer system. Data will be stored in a secure, central repository that treats the data collected as if it were HIPAA data. Furthermore, the collected data will be viewable (at no cost) by authorized city, state, and federal law enforcement in keeping with CMEA, the Code of Virginia,and the Virginia Administrative Code.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Kirk Marlowe  / Reg. Coordinator
Address: Bureau of Administrative and Support Services
P.O. Box 27472
Richmond, VA 23261-7472
Email Address: Kirk.Marlowe@vsp.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)674-4606    FAX: (804)674-2936    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Virginia Methamphetamine Precursor Information System, Access and Exemptions- 2012
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2013.