|Pharmacy working conditions
|Ended on 11/22/2023
I am writing in support of the pharmacy regulations on workplace conditions that addresses factors in the work environment and that may impact pharmacy staff's ability to safely provide care to patients.
I support the recommendations submitted by the Virginia Pharmacy Association and the Virginia Society of Health-System Pharmacists regarding requests for clarification and also exemptions given the unique practice settings in which such considerations are appropriate.
I would like to reiterate the requested exemptions to the scheduled 12 hour shifts due to:
In addition, I would like to ask that the Board consider the following situation regarding the meal break:
To understand the accountability process of the "Staffing Requests or Concerns Form", I ask that the Board clarify the expectations with how the form developed by the Board is operationalized, including who is "permit holder." In addition, please consider who this might be in all practice settings, as the permit holder may be an entity vs. individual.
Thank you for your time and consideration.