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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 110. Board of Pharmacy
Chapter 30. Regulations for Practitioners of the Healing Arts to Sell Controlled Substances
8/16/2022

18VAC110-30-120. Safeguards against diversion of controlled substances.

A device for the detection of breaking shall be installed in the controlled substances selling and storage area. The installation and the device shall be based on accepted burglar alarm industry standards, and shall be subject to the following conditions:

1. The device shall be a sound, microwave, photoelectric, ultrasonic, or any other generally accepted and suitable device;

2. The device shall be maintained in operating order;

3. The device shall fully protect the immediate controlled substance selling and storage areas and shall be capable of detecting breaking by any means whatsoever in the area when the area is closed;

4. The alarm system must have an auxiliary source of power;

5. The alarm system shall be capable of being activated and operated separately from any other alarm system in the area or the business in which the controlled substance selling and storage area is located;

6. The alarm system is controlled only by the licensee; and

7. An emergency key or access code to the system may be maintained as set forth in 18VAC110-30-130 B of this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-113, 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3304.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR530-01-2 § 3.6, eff. May 9, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 10, Issue 1, eff. November 3, 1993.

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