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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
8/16/2022

18VAC110-20-760. Procedures for collecting eligible donated drugs.

A. A pharmacist or a pharmacy technician under the personal supervision of a pharmacist shall receive and conduct the initial screening for eligibility of donated drugs.

B. At the time of accepting donated drugs, the drug donation site shall ensure that a donor form is completed. The drug donation site shall give a copy of the donor form to the person donating the drug at the time of the donation and shall maintain the original donor form. A donor form is not required for drugs donated by a patient residing in a long-term care facility or other facility where drugs are administered to that patient if the drugs are donated directly to the provider pharmacy for that facility and such provider pharmacy is registered as a drug donation site.

C. A donor form shall include the following information:

1. A statement that the donor is the patient or patient's agent for whom the prescription drug was dispensed;

2. A statement that the donor intends to voluntarily donate the prescription drug for redispensing;

3. A statement attesting that the drugs have been properly stored at all times while in the possession of the patient according to official compendium storage requirements;

4. Contact information for the patient or patient's agent;

5. The date of donation;

6. A listing of the donated drugs to include name, strength, and quantity;

7. A statement that private health information will be protected;

8. The signature of the patient or patient's agent; and

9. The initials of the receiving pharmacist, or the initials of the receiving pharmacy technician and supervising pharmacist.

D. Donated prescription drugs shall be stored within the prescription department, separate from other drug inventory.

E. Prior to transferring any donated drugs or redispensing donated drugs, a pharmacist shall perform a final review of any donated drug for eligibility and shall ensure that all the donor's patient specific information has been removed from previous labeling or rendered unreadable.

F. A drug donation site may not charge a fee for collecting donated drugs.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 3, eff. November 10, 2010.

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