Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy [18 VAC 110 ‑ 20]
Action Pharmacy working conditions
Stage Emergency/NOIRA
Comment Period Ended on 11/22/2023
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10/31/23  1:02 pm
Commenter: Anonymous


Pharmacists are currently grappling with burnout, making it imperative for the Board of Pharmacy to take action in prioritizing patient care and reducing errors. This issue significantly affects their well-being, especially as they often lack the opportunity for lunch and bathroom breaks, underscoring the crucial need to acknowledge pharmacists as individuals who require essential support. It is important to emphasize that corporate entities are likely to persistently ignore emergency regulations unless the Board of Pharmacy transforms them into legally binding measures. Therefore, I strongly urge the Board of Pharmacy to consider enacting laws that prohibit pharmacists from being left alone in the pharmacy at any time.

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