Virginia Board of Pharmacy
Laws & Regulations
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Periodic Regulatory Review Complete; Regulations Effective December 11, 2019 – view the Crosswalk for Regulatory Changes.
- Click here to obtain a Petition for Rule-making: If you would like the Board to consider amending one of its regulations or rules, you may file a "petition for rule-making". The Board is required to publish your petition in the Virginia Register and post it online at www.townhall.virginia.gov to begin a 21-day comment period on the request. Within 90 days after the comment period or 14 days after its next scheduled meeting, the Board will issue a decision on whether it will grant or deny the petition. A copy of the petition form is provided. You may email the petition to the address below, fax it to the number on the form or mail it to the Board address.
- Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy (11-25-2020)
- Regulations Governing the Licensure of Pharmacists and Registration of Pharmacy Technicians (10-14-2020)
- Regulations Governing Wholesale Distributors, Manufacturers, Warehousers, and Third-Party Logistics Providers (10-14-2020)
- Public Participation Guidelines (12-15-2016)
- Regulations for Practitioners of the Healing Arts to Sell Controlled Substances (10-14-2020)
- Regulations for Collaborative Practice Agreements (11-25-2020)
- Regulations Governing Delegation to an Agency Subordinate (12-11-2019)
- Delivery of Schedule VI prescription devices, Effective 12/13/18 to 12/11/20
- Emergency Regulations Governing Pharmaceutical Processors, Effective 12/30/19 to June 29, 2021
- Registration of Pharmacy Technicians - Effective 1/3/21 to 7/2/22
- Pharmacists Rules for Initiating Treatment - Effective 1/3/21 to 7/2/22
- Limited licenses for dispensing Schedule VI drugs in a nonprofit clinic - Effective 1/4/21 to 7/3/22
- none at this time
Laws relating to the sales of methamphetamine precursors-pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine.
By law, the persons licensed as health care practitioners have a duty to
report to the Virginia Department of Social Services or the local departments
of social services any known or suspected incidences of abuse, neglect,
or exploitation of children or elderly and incapacitated adults. Contact
information and a copy of the law may be obtained at: Legal
Requirements to Report Child Abuse and Adult Abuse