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General Notice
Comment period on pharmaceutical processor regulations
Date Posted: 5/6/2021
Expiration Date: 7/5/2021
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
60 Day Comment Forum is underway. Began on 5/6/2021 and will end on 7/5/2021

Notice of Public Comment Period


Board of Pharmacy

Regulations Governing Pharmaceutical Processors


In accordance with Chapters 205, 227, and 228 of the 2021 Acts of the Assembly, the Board of Pharmacy is providing an opportunity to comment on a draft of proposed regulations for pharmaceutical processors that will be considered for adoption as an exempt action.


The proposed regulations as drafted:

  • Amend regulations as required by the 2021 legislation (those are highlighted in the attached document);
  • Replace the references to “cannabis oil” with “cannabis products;” and
  • Incorporate other amendments that are currently in effect as emergency regulations (those changes are shown with underlining or overstriking but are not highlighted).

The 2021 legislation requires posting of a notice 60 days in advance of submittals for public comment and also requires amended regulations to be effective by September 1, 2021. Therefore, the Board of Pharmacy is scheduled to meet on July 6, 2021 with the intent of submitting regulations to the Register of Regulations by July 14, 2021 for publication on August 2, 2021 with an effective date of September 1, 2021.

Although the Board will receive public comment from May 6, 2021 to July 5, 2021, commenters are strongly encouraged to submit comments by June 18, 2021 in order to have them included in the Board’s agenda package and adequately considered for the July 6th meeting.

 Comments may be sent to:

 Elaine J. Yeatts

Agency Regulatory Coordinator

9960 Mayland Drive

Henrico, VA 23233

(804) 367-4688





Contact Information
Name / Title: Elaine Yeatts  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Henrico, 23222
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4688    FAX: (804)527-4434    TDD: ()-