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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Optometry
Petition 345
Petition Information
Petition Title Addition of investigational drug to TPA formulary
Date Filed 5/6/2021    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Weston Pack 
Petitioner's Request

To add an investigative ophthalmic drop to the approved formulary of drugs that may be prescribed by an optometrist

Agency's Plan


In accordance with Virginia law, the petition has been filed with the Register of Regulations and will be published on June 7, 2021.  Comment on the petition may be sent by email, regular mail or posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at; comment will be requested until July 7, 2021. 


Following receipt of all comments on the petition to amend regulations, the Board will decide whether to make any changes to the regulatory language.  This matter will be on the Board’s agenda for its next meeting scheduled for July 16, 2021, and the petitioner will be informed of the Board’s decision after that meeting.


Comment Period Ended 7/7/2021
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 7/26/2021
Agency Decision Summary

At its meeting on July 16th, the Board voted to deny the petition based on information that the drug requested is not yet approved by the Food & Drug Administration for the particular use in optometric practice. The Board will continue to monitor the process and will consider the initiation of a regulatory process when FDA approval is given.


Contact Information
Name / Title: Leslie L. Knachel  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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