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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

18VAC110-20-25. Unprofessional conduct.

The following practices shall constitute unprofessional conduct within the meaning of § 54.1-3316 of the Code of Virginia:

1. Failing to comply with provisions of § 32.1-127.1:03 of the Code of Virginia related to the confidentiality and disclosure of patient records or related to provision of patient records to another practitioner or to the patient or the patient's personal representative;

2. Willfully or negligently breaching the confidentiality of a patient unless otherwise required or permitted by applicable law;

3. Failing to maintain confidentiality of information received from the Prescription Monitoring Program, obtaining such information for reasons other than to assist in determining the validity of a prescription to be filled, or misusing information received from the program;

4. Failing to maintain adequate safeguards against diversion of controlled substances;

5. Failing to appropriately respond to a known dispensing error in a manner that protects the health and safety of the patient;

6. Delegating a task within the practice of pharmacy to a person who is not adequately trained to perform such a task;

7. Failing by the PIC to ensure that pharmacy interns and pharmacy technicians working in the pharmacy are registered and that such registration is current;

8. Obtaining money or property of a patient or client by fraud or misrepresentation;

9. Providing false information or failing to cooperate with an employee of the Department of Health Professions in the conduct on an investigation or inspection;

10. Violating any provision of this chapter or Chapter 33 (§ 54.1-3300 et seq.) or 34 (§ 54.1-3400 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia;

11. Performing any act likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public; or

12. Having a restriction of a license, permit, or registration to practice in another jurisdiction in the United States.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 12, eff. March 17, 2010; amended, Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 6, eff. December 11, 2019.

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