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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11/20/23  10:48 am
Commenter: Anonymous

A pharmacist should never be alone

There should be a law that there is always one technician anytime a pharmacist is on duty. Having a pharmacist work alone with the phones, drive thru, register, filling, required bodily functions is cruel. By working alone the pharmacist is working in unsafe conditions with so many open points of contact, it invites theft as well. It is unthinkable to have any other healthcare facility working with one person on duty without support staff. Why should pharmacy be any different? Has anyone ever gone to a doctor's office where the doctor checks people in, takes vitals, performs the consultation, preps and gives vaccines, bills the insurance, collects the copay, and answers all the phone calls the entire day...alone? Pharmacists should not be required to perform all these functions simultaneously alone either.

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