Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy [18 VAC 110 ‑ 20]
This action is part of the regulatory reform initiative.
Regulatory reform changes
Action 3941
General Information
Action Summary Amendments are adopted to: 1) facilitate electronic renewal of licenses; 2) accommodate verification of practical experience for pharmacy interns coming from some other states; 3) eliminate the requirement for pharmacy technicians to submit documentation of continuing education to renew registration; 4) allow for more than one pharmacist to be involved in verifying the accuracy of a prescription and clarify documentation for each involvement; 5) modify requirement for labeling in unit dose dispensing systems to protect patient privacy; 6) allow for current technology that uses compliance packaging instead of unit dose dispensing system in hospitals or long-term care facilities; and 7) eliminate the requirement for an alarm system for teaching institutions that only stock schedule VI drugs.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003624]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 10/16/2012
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
6534 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/26/2013.
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.