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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
1/21/2022

18VAC110-20-285. Electronic transmission of prescriptions from prescriber to pharmacy.

A. Unless otherwise prohibited by law, an electronic prescription may be transmitted from the prescriber or an authorized agent as defined in § 54.1-3408.01 C of the Code of Virginia directly to the dispensing pharmacy. Electronic prescriptions of Schedule II-V controlled substances shall comply with any security or other requirements of federal law. All electronic prescriptions shall also comply with all security requirements of state law related to privacy of protected health information.

B. A pharmacy receiving an electronic prescription shall maintain such prescription record in accordance with 18VAC110-20-250 A.

C. An electronic prescription shall be transmitted only to the pharmacy of the patient's choice.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 and Chapters 33 (§ 54.1-3300 et seq.) and 34 (§ 54.1-3400 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 21, eff. August 7, 1996; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 12, eff. March 27, 2002; Volume 20, Issue 23, eff. August 25, 2004; Volume 23, Issue 17, eff. May 30, 2007; Volume 26, Issue 22, eff. August 4, 2010.

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