Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy [18 VAC 110 ‑ 20]
Periodic review result of Chapters 20 and 50; Promulgation of Chapters 15 and 21
General Information
Action Summary The Board has determined that provisions in Chapter 20 relating to the licensure of pharmacists and registration of pharmacy technicians should be re-promulgated into a separate chapter, Chapter 21, to reduce the size and complexity of this chapter. Some of Part I, General Provisions, will be included in a new chapter, and all of Parts II and III will be repealed and restated. Additionally, section 15, Criteria for delegation of informal fact-finding proceedings to an agency subordinate, will be moved into a separate chapter, Chapter 15, because it applies to all types of licensees, registrants, and permit holders regulated by the board. Amendments are being considered for Chapters 20 and 50 to address current issues with practice, to clarify certain requirements, and to incorporate provisions currently found in guidance documents. The intent is to update the regulations and to streamline requirements where possible.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 18 VAC 110-20 Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  18 VAC 110 - 16 Regulations Governing the Delegation of Informal Fact-Finding Proceedings to an Agency Subordinate [under development] Promulgate New Regulation
  18 VAC 110 - 25 Regulations Governing the Licensure of Pharmacists and Registration of Pharmacy Technicians [under development] Promulgate New Regulation
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [004673]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Dated 11/3/2015
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7514 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/10/2016.
8119 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/22/2019.
8597 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/11/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Caroline Juran, RPh  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4456    FAX: (804)527-4472    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.