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Guidance Documents

The Code of Virginia requires annual publication of lists of guidance documents from state agencies. A guidance document is defined as "...any document developed by a state agency or staff that provides information or guidance of general applicability to the staff or public to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations..." Agencies are required to maintain a complete, current list of all guidance documents and make the full text of such documents available to the public.

Copies of the following documents may be viewed during regular work days from 8:15 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the offices of the Department of Health Professions, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463 . Copies may also be downloaded by clicking on the links below or from the Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov or requested by email at pharmbd@dhp.virginia.gov. Questions regarding implementation of these documents or requests for copies may be directed to Caroline D. Juran, Executive Director of the Board at the address above or by telephone at (804) 367-4456. Copies are free of charge.

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Pharmacists, Pharmacy Intern, and Pharmacy Technician Application Information and Other Guidance

110-2 Information for Applicants for a License as a Pharmacist, revised October 2016

110-17 Instructions for graduates of foreign schools of pharmacy, revised October 2016

110-24 Competency Examination Required for Licensure as a Pharmacist NAPLEX Passing Score, Revised June 2009

110-33 Pharmacy Interns as Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Technician Ratio, September 2009

110-4 Guide to Continuing Pharmacy Education Requirements, revised October 12, 2016

110-20 Practice by a Pharmacy Technician Trainee, revised March 21, 2017

 

Pharmacy Permit and other Facility Application Guidance (PIC responsibilities, non-resident information)

110-1 List of categories of facility licenses and a brief description of each, revised June 27, 2017

110-27 Pharmacist-In-Charge responsibilities, revised December 1, 2015

110-28 Guidance for free clinic pharmacy permit applicants, September 2009

110-34 Manufacturer and Wholesale Distributor Licensure Guidance, revised September 29, 2015

110-38 Requirement for Non-resident Pharmacies to Submit Current Inspection Report, revised December 12, 2016

110-30 Allowances to Purchase, Possess, and Administer Drugs within a Public or Private Animal Shelter, revised May 18, 2015

110-31 Approved capture drugs and drug administering equipment, Directive from the State Veterinarian, revised September 29, 2016

 

Guidance Concerning Disciplinary Processes and Standard Sanctions for Violations and Inspection Deficiencies

110-9 Pharmacy Inspection Deficiency Monetary Penalty Guide, Revised March 21, 2017

110-6 Failure to report to the Prescription Monitoring Program, revised March 12, 2013

110-42 CE Audit and Recommended Sanctions, adopted March 2009

110-13 Consent Order for the Board of Pharmacy v. CVS/pharmacy, case decision holding the corporate owner responsible for violations of pharmacy laws and regulations - October 9, 1997 (in PDF format)

110-14 Consent Order for the Board of Pharmacy v. Eckerd Corporation, case decision holding the corporate owner responsible for violations of pharmacy laws and regulations - August 19, 1997 (in PDF format)

110-15 Delegation of Authority for Disciplinary Matters, Adopted March 25, 2016

110-21 Sanctioning Reference Points Instruction Manual, revised September 2013 (in PDF format)

110-23 Practitioner of the Healing Arts Selling Controlled Substances Inspection Deficiency Monetary Penalty Guide, adopted March 26, 2014

110-37 Guidance for conducting informal fact-finding by an agency subordinate, revised June 8, 2011

 

Pharmacy Practice and Dispensing Physician Guidance

110-7 Practitioner/patient relationship and the prescribing of drugs for family or self, revised September 14, 2015

110-8 Information on prescriptive authority in Virginia, revised January 15, 2016

110-41 Changes a Pharmacist May Make to a Prescription Written for a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Revised December 14, 2011

110-5 Instructions and forms for reporting of thefts or losses of drugs, February 2009

Click here to obtain the DEA Form 106 for reporting theft or unusual loss of controlled substances

110-35 Guidance On Virginia Prescription Requirements, Revised September 26, 2017

110-25 Guidance for life of a prescription after a prescriber no longer in practice, September, 2008

110-3 Guidance on alternate delivery of prescriptions, pharmacy to physician or pharmacy to controlled substance registration type of delivery, adopted December 8, 2005, revised September 9, 2014

110-32 Use of drop-boxes for collection of prescriptions, adopted 12/12/07

110-36 Compliance with USP Standards for Compounding, revised December 1, 2015

110-29 Guidance Document for physician dispensing, revised June 14, 2016

110-11 Proof of Identity when Dispensing Schedule II Drugs, revised June 8, 2011

110-16 Performing Inventories, revised September 2011

110-22 Use of Dispensing Records to Identify Pharmacist Responsible for Dispensing Error, revised December 12, 2013

110-43 Dispensing with an Authorized Generic, adopted December 12, 2012

110-39 Guidance for Continuous Hours Worked by Pharmacists and Breaks, adopted March 21, 2017

110-40 Storage of Schedule II Drugs in a Pharmacy, adopted June 4, 2014

110-44 Protocol for the Prescribing and Dispensing of Naloxone, revised September 26, 2017

 

Miscellaneous Guidance

110-18 Interpretation of "administer" to include preparation for administration, revised September 29, 2015

110-10 Providing pharmacy services from mobile vans to indigent or underserved populations, adopted March 2006, revised April 2006

110-12 Bylaws of The Virginia Board of Pharmacy, revised September 26, 2017

110-19 Transferring Valid Orders between Medical Equipment Suppliers, revised July 1, 2013

110-45 Protocol for the Prescribing of Naloxone and Dispensing by Trainers, adopted June 27, 2017