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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 110. Board of Pharmacy
Chapter 20. Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy

18VAC110-20-211. Disposal of drugs by authorized collectors.

Any narcotic treatment program, hospital or clinic with an on-site pharmacy, or pharmacy that accepts a previously dispensed drug for the purpose of destruction shall first be authorized by the DEA as a collector. A collector so authorized may receive drugs from an ultimate user, a person lawfully entitled to dispose of an ultimate user decedent's property, or a long-term care facility on behalf of an ultimate user who resides or has resided at that facility. The process used to collect and destroy drugs, along with any required recordkeeping, shall comply with applicable federal and state law.

1. Prior to collecting drugs, an authorized collector shall submit in writing to the board:

a. The name, address, and license number, if applicable, of the facility;

b. The intended method or methods of collection (i.e., collection receptacle or mail-back program); and

c. Signature of PIC or medical director of a narcotic treatment program.

2. If an authorized collector chooses to cease acting as a collector, the PIC or medical director shall notify the board within 30 days.

3. A narcotic treatment program that does not have an in-house pharmacy shall obtain a controlled substance registration.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3307 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 12, eff. March 24, 2016; amended, Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 6, eff. December 11, 2019.

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