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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

18VAC110-20-286. Chart orders for outpatients.

A chart order may be filled by an outpatient (community/retail) pharmacy for outpatient use provided the following conditions are met:

1. The chart order was written for a patient while in a hospital or long-term care facility.

2. The pharmacist has all information necessary to constitute a valid outpatient prescription.

3. The pharmacist in an outpatient setting has direction, either written or obtained verbally, that the chart order is actually intended to be outpatient or discharge prescription orders, and not merely a listing drugs the patient was taking while an inpatient.

4. The orders include some direction related to quantity to be dispensed or authorized duration of the order by which the pharmacist can calculate the authorized quantity using directions for use and duration.

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 25, Issue 24, eff. September 2, 2009.

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