Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Pharmacists and Registration of Pharmacy Technicians [18 VAC 110 ‑ 21]
Emergency Extension Request
Implementation of 2020 legislation for registration of pharmacy technicians

On 3/21/2022 the board requested that this emergency stage be extended until 1/1/2023.

Reason for Extension:
Chapter 237 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly mandated the Board to promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of the act within 280 days of its enactment. Emergency regulations were submitted on the Regulatory Townhall on November 4, 2020, became effective on January 3, 2021, and expire on July 2, 2022. Proposed regulations to replace the emergency regulations were submitted on the Regulatory Townhall on April 12, 2021. The comment period for those proposed regulations ended March 4, 2022. The Board was required to wait 15 days before action on final regulations, pursuant to Virginia Code ยง 2.2-4013, and therefore could not vote on final regulations at its March 15, 2022 Board meeting. The Board will vote on final regulations at its June 6, 2022 meeting. Therefore, the Board requests a six-month extension to the emergency regulations to ensure that the regulatory requirements for pharmacy technician trainee registration and accreditation of pharmacy technician training programs mandated by the General Assembly not expire.

This stage was approved by the Governor's office on 6/30/2022.

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