Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Department of Health Professions
Regulations Governing the Prescription Monitoring Program [18 VAC 76 ‑ 20]
Removing specific standard for reporting
General Information
Action Summary The regulation is amended to delete language that requires that dispensers report according to a specific version of the American Society of Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) standard. The existing regulation requires all data submitters to transmit data to the Prescription Monitoring Program at Virginia Department of Health Professions (DHP) in compliance with ASAP Version 4.2, which was published in 2011. Since 2011, newer standards have been published. Some dispensers report data to the DHP under Version 4.2 and to other states in newer versions. The Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) vendor can accommodate reporting of data in ASAP Standard versions 4.2 and 4.2a today. Version 4.2b is used in one state and can be enabled later if necessary
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [6825]
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
9276 Fast-Track Governor's office review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Ralph Orr  / Program Manager
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4523    FAX: (804)527-4470   

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.