Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Petition 361
Petition Information
Petition Title Use of automated dispensing systems exclusively stocked with emergency or stat-drug kits
Date Filed 2/22/2022    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Renae M. Cregger 
Petitioner's Request

To exempt automated dispensing systems exclusively stocked with drugs that would be kept in a stat-drug box pursuant to 18VAC110-20-550 or an emergency drug kit pursuant to 18VAC110-20-540 and are solely administered for stat or emergency use from the requirements of 18VAC110-20-555(1), (4)(a), and (4)(b).

Agency's Plan

The petition will be published on March 14, 2022 in the Register of Regulations and also posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at to receive public comment ending April 13, 2022. The request to amend the regulations and any comments for or against the petition will be considered by the Board at its meeting scheduled for June 6, 2022. The petitioner will receive information on the Board\'s decision after that date.

Comment Period Began 3/14/2022    Ended 4/13/2022
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 2/22/2022
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 3/14/2022     Volume: 38  Issue: 15
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 6/6/2022
Decision Publication Date Published on: 7/4/2022     Volume: 38  Issue: 23
Agency Decision Summary

The Board of Pharmacy will issue a Notice of Intended Regulatory Action for the consideration of a rulemaking to permit the use of automated dispensing devices for certain medications that may be currently stored in emergency drug kits or stat-drug boxes.

Associated regulatory action Exemption of automated dispensing devices stocked solely with emergency or stat-use medications from certain requirements of 18VAC110-20-555
Latest Stage: NOIRA

Contact Information
Name / Title: Caroline Juran, RPh  / Executive Director
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