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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

18VAC110-20-730. Requirements for practitioner of medicine or osteopathy in free clinics.

A. Any practitioner of medicine or osteopathy who provides controlled substances that have been donated pursuant to subdivision 11 of § 54.1-3301 of the Code of Virginia shall apply for a controlled substances registration.

B. A practitioner in a free clinic may only accept donated drugs pursuant to this registration if they are donated by an entity or practitioner who holds a current active license, permit, or registration issued by the board authorizing the dispensing or distribution of drugs.

C. A practitioner shall store such donated drugs for dispensing in compliance with the storage and security requirements set forth in 18VAC110-20-710, and a drug that has exceeded its expiration date shall not be dispensed. A practitioner shall be responsible for maintaining and complying with a written procedure for reviewing inventory for the purpose of removing expired drugs.

D. A practitioner shall package any dispensed drugs in accordance with the provisions of §§ 54.1-3426 and 54.1-3427 of the Code of Virginia and 18VAC110-20-340 and 18VAC110-20-350.

E. A practitioner shall label any dispensed drugs in accordance with the provisions of §§ 54.1-3410 and 54.1-3463 of the Code of Virginia and 18VAC110-20-330 to include the free clinic name and address; name of the prescriber; patient name; date of dispensing; drug name to include the generic name if the drug has a single active ingredient; drug strength, if applicable; quantity; and directions for use.

F. A practitioner shall comply with all recordkeeping requirements of § 54.1-3404 of the Code of Virginia and shall also maintain a chronological record of all Schedule II through VI drugs dispensed showing patient name and address; date of dispensing; drug name, strength, and quantity dispensed; and name or initials of the dispensing practitioner.

G. A practitioner under this section may enter into a contract or written agreement with a pharmacy whereby the pharmacy maintains all or part of the donated stock, dispenses the prescription pursuant to a written prescription by a prescriber at the free clinic, and delivers the dispensed prescription to the free clinic for pick up by the patient in accordance with subsection C of 18VAC110-20-275.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 20, eff. July 16, 2003.

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