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Mandate 1399

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Crisis stabilization services
Purpose of legislation
Permits facilities licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services that provide crisis stabilization services to maintain a stock of Schedules II through VI controlled substances necessary for immediate treatment of patients admitted to such facility. Under current law, maintenance of a stock of Schedule VI controlled substances is allowed under certain conditions, but a stock of Schedules II through V controlled substances may be maintained only if authorized by federal law and Board of Pharmacy regulations. The bill also allows automated drug dispensing systems and remote dispensing systems to be used by state facilities established pursuant to Title 37.2 (Behavioral Health and Developmental Services), facilities that provide crisis stabilization services, nursing homes, and other facilities authorized by the Board of Pharmacy that meet certain conditions.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 63 (2024)
Chap 513 (2024)
VAC chapters to be amended
18 vac 110 - 20 : Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 6460: Crisis Stabilization Services and Use of Automated Drug Dispensing Systems and Remote Dispensing Systems
Latest Stage: Emergency/NOIRA
Deadline for the regulation to become effective 12/13/2024
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