1/21/2012 11:22 am
Date / Time filed with the Register of Regulations
VA.R. Document Number: R____-______
Virginia Register Publication Information

Transmittal Sheet: Response to Petition for Rulemaking
Initial Agency Notice
Agency Decision
Promulgating Board: Board of Pharmacy
Regulatory Coordinator: Caroline Juran, RPh


Agency Contact: Elaine J. Yeatts

Agency Regulatory Coordinator


Contact Address: Department of Health Professions

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300

Richmond, VA 23233
Chapter Affected:
18 vac 110 - 20: Virginia Board of Pharmacy Regulations
Statutory Authority: State: Chapters 33 and 34 of Title 54.1

Date Petition Received 01/21/2012
Petitioner Louis M. Kaufman
 Petitioner's Request
To amend 18VAC110-20-680 C which requires that a medical equipment supplier must receive a valid order from a practitioner prior to dispensing, which has been interpreted to mean that the specific medical equipment supplier must receive the order at the MES location from which the product is being dispensed.  The amendment would allow the transfer of a prescription received at one MES to another MES location.
 Agency Plan
  In accordance with Virginia law, the petition has been filed with the Register of Regulations. Comment on the petition may be sent by email, regular mail or posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov; comment will be requested until March 6, 2012.  Following receipt of all comments on the petition to amend regulations, the Board will decide whether to make any changes to the regulatory language in 18VAC110-20-680. This matter will be on the Board's agenda for its meeting on March 13, 2012.
Publication Date 02/13/2012  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 03/04/2012