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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
8/12/2022

18VAC110-20-215. Outsourcing facilities.

A. Any facility in the Commonwealth engaged in the sterile compounding of drugs or devices to be dispensed without a prescription for a specific patient shall obtain a permit as an outsourcing facility from the board in accordance with § 54.1-3434.05 of the Code of Virginia. Any outsourcing facility located outside of the Commonwealth that delivers in any manner Schedules II through VI drugs or devices into the Commonwealth without a prescription for a specific patient shall be registered with the board in accordance with § 54.1-3434.5 of the Code of Virginia.

B. In order to obtain or renew a permit or registration, outsourcing facilities shall submit to the board (i) documentation that the facility is registered as an outsourcing facility under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and (ii) a copy of a current inspection report consistent with § 54.1-3434.05 or 54.1-3434.5 of the Code of Virginia. Outsourcing facilities that fail to demonstrate that the facility is registered as an outsourcing facility under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act or submit a copy of a current inspection report consistent with § 54.1-3434.05 or 54.1-3434.5 shall not meet the requirements for an initial permit or registration or for renewal of a permit or registration.

C. An outsourcing facility shall comply with all provisions of this chapter relating to a pharmacy in Parts II (18VAC110-20-110 et seq.) and IV (18VAC110-20-240 et seq.), with the following exceptions:

1. Subsections E and F of 18VAC110-20-190, relating to dispensed prescriptions.

2. Subsection A of 18VAC110-20-200, relating to prescriptions awaiting delivery.

3. Subsections B and C of 18VAC110-20-240, relating to prescriptions and chart orders.

4. 18VAC110-20-250, relating to automated data processing prescription records.

5. Subsections C, D, E, and F of 18VAC110-20-270, relating to preparation and dispensing of prescriptions.

D. In addition to applicable requirements for pharmacies, outsourcing facilities shall comply with the following:

1. Pharmacist supervision. At all times, such facilities shall be under the supervision of a PIC who routinely practices at the location designated on the permit application. A pharmacist shall be present at all times when the facility is open for business.

2. Records.

a. All records, including the receipt and disposition of drugs or devices, shall be maintained by the facility for a period of five years and shall be available to the board upon request.

b. Compounding records shall include identification and strength of the drugs and shall provide the ingredients, expiration dates, and the source of such ingredients. Records shall also include the national drug code number of the source drug or bulk active ingredient, if available; the strength of the active ingredient per unit; the dosage form and route of administration; the package description; the number of individual units produced; the national drug code number of the final product, if assigned, or lot number; and an appropriately assigned expiration date or beyond-use date.

c. Outsourcing facilities shall maintain quality control records to include stability and sterility testing for determining beyond-use dating.

E. No outsourcing facility may distribute or dispense any drug to any person pursuant to a prescription unless it also maintains a current active pharmacy permit. The pharmacy shall comply with all state and federal laws, regulations, and requirements, except it shall compound in compliance with current good manufacturing practices under § 501(a)(2)(B) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 USC § 351(a)(2)(B)).

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400, 54.1-3434.05, and 54.1-3434.5 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 20, eff. June 28, 2017.

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