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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

18VAC110-30-170. Sign and written prescription requirements.

A. The licensee shall conspicuously display a sign in the public area of the office and in each patient examination room advising patients of their right to choose where they have their prescriptions filled.

B. The licensee shall advise patients of their right to obtain the controlled substance from him or from a pharmacy.

C. If the patient chooses to obtain the controlled substance from a pharmacy, the licensee shall either provide the patient with a written prescription or transmit the prescription orally, electronically or by fax to a pharmacy of his choice.

D. If the patient chooses to purchase the controlled substance from the licensee, the licensee shall either:

1. Have the patient sign the written prescription and return it to the licensee. If the licensee chooses to use the hard copy prescription as his record of sale, he shall record all information and file as required by 18VAC110-30-190. If the licensee chooses to record the sale in book form or maintain it in an automated data system, he shall mark the prescription void, file chronologically, and maintain for a period of two years; or

2. In lieu of a written prescription, have the patient sign a separate waiver form to be maintained for at least two years with the dispensing records according to date of dispensing. The waiver form may not be kept in the patient's chart.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR530-01-2 § 4.1, eff. May 9, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 10, Issue 1, eff. November 3, 1993; Volume 17, Issue 7, eff. January 17, 2001; Volume 22, Issue 10, eff. February 22, 2006.

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