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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

18VAC110-20-727. Pharmacists repackaging for clients of a CSB, BHA, or PACE.

A. As an alternative to repackaging as defined in 18VAC110-20-725, a pharmacist at a CSB, BHA, or PACE site may repackage a client's prescription drugs that have been dispensed by another pharmacy into compliance packaging under the following conditions:

1. A prescription drug order shall not be repackaged beyond the assigned expiration date noted on the prescription label of the dispensed drug, if applicable, or beyond one year from the date the drug was originally dispensed by a pharmacy, whichever date is earlier.

2. The compliance packaging shall comply with the requirements of 18VAC110-20-340 B.

3. A record of repackaging shall be made and maintained for one year from the date of repackaging and shall include the following:

a. Date of repackaging;

b. Name of client;

c. Prescription number of the originally dispensed prescription drug order;

d. Pharmacy name;

e. Drug name and strength;

f. Quantity of drug repackaged; and

g. Initials of the person performing the repackaging and verifying the accuracy of the repackaged drug container.

4. Any portion of a prescription drug order remaining at the CSB, BHA, or PACE site that has exceeded any labeled expiration date or one year from the original pharmacy dispensing date on the label shall be separated from unexpired drugs, stored within a designated area of the board-approved drug storage location, and destroyed within 30 days of expiration with the written agreement of the client. Remaining portions of discontinued prescription drug orders retained by the CSB, BHA, or PACE site shall also be separated from active stock and either returned to the client or destroyed within 30 days of discontinuance with the written agreement of the client.

B. A primary provider pharmacy may also provide this service in compliance with the provisions of 18VAC110-20-535.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 23, eff. August 15, 2012; amended, Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 19, eff. June 17, 2015; Volume 32, Issue 14, eff. April 21, 2016.

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