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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11/9/23  8:16 am
Commenter: Manager of Retail Pharmacy Operations

Remote Pharmacist Licensing

State of Virginia BOP is also hindering safety conditions in retail pharmacy, with the restrictions and regulations that a Pharmacist must be license in the state VA, and actively living in the State of VA to do Remote processing. 

Remote processing helps support Pharmacist to reduce workload and improve efficiency along with safety to reduce errors. 

As Retail Pharmacies in the state of Virginia volume is going to rapidly continue to increase due to Rite Aid closures, other Retailers will be beyond capacity to safely and efficiently provide patient care with this VA BOP restrictions.  

There are 47 Rite Aid locations in Hampton Rds alone, Walgreens and CVS will not be able to safely care for our community patients with taking in all their patients. REMOTE PROCESSING can be used to support, if these restrictions are lifted, or adjusted for these retail pharmacies to turn on their remote processing platform to support our Pharmacists work conditions and improve balance of duties to support patient care. 

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