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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

18VAC110-30-160. Disposal of Schedule II through VI controlled substances.

A. If a licensee wishes to dispose of unwanted Schedule II through VI controlled substances, he shall use one of the following procedures:

1. Transfer the drugs to another person or entity authorized to possess Schedule II through VI drugs; or

2. Destroy the drugs by burning in an incinerator in compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations.

B. If Schedule II through V drugs are to be destroyed, the following additional procedures shall apply:

1. At least 14 days prior to the destruction date, the licensee shall provide a written notice to the board office. The notice shall state the following:

a. Date, time, manner, and place of destruction;

b. The names of the licensees who will witness the destruction process.

2. If the destruction date is to be changed or the destruction does not occur, a new notice stating the information required in subdivision 1 of this subsection shall be provided to the board;

3. The actual destruction shall be witnessed by the licensee conducting the destruction and another licensee of the board who is not employed by the licensee conducting the destruction;

4. At the conclusion of the destruction of the controlled substance stock, the DEA drug destruction form shall be fully completed and used as the record of all drugs to be destroyed. A copy of the destruction form shall be retained at the practitioner's office with other inventory records.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3304 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR530-01-2 § 3.10, eff. May 9, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 10, Issue 1, eff. November 3, 1993; Volume 17, Issue 7, eff. January 17, 2001.

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