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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

18VAC110-30-190. Manner of maintaining records for Schedule II through VI controlled substances sold.

A. A hard copy prescription shall be placed on file for every new prescription dispensed and be maintained for two years from date of last refill. All prescriptions shall be filed chronologically from date of initial dispensing. In lieu of a hard copy prescription, a licensee may have an alternative record of all drugs sold maintained for two years from date of dispensing or of refilling an order. Such record shall be in chronological order by date of initial dispensing with refills listed with initial dispensing information or by date of dispensing.

B. The hard copy prescription or records of sale for Schedule II controlled substances shall be maintained as follows:

1. They shall be maintained separately from other records; and

2. They shall be maintained in chronological order and shall show the selling date, a number which identifies the sale, the name and address of the patient, the name and strength of the controlled substance, the initials of the licensee, and the quantity sold.

C. The hard copy prescription or records of sale for Schedule III through V controlled substances shall be maintained as follows:

1. They shall be maintained in the manner set forth in subsection A of this section; and

2. The hard copy prescription or records of sale for Schedule III through V controlled substances may be maintained separately from other selling records or may be maintained with selling records for Schedule VI controlled substances provided the Schedule III through V controlled substance records are readily retrievable from the selling records for Schedule VI controlled substances. The records shall be deemed readily retrievable if a red "C" is placed uniformly on the record entry line for each Schedule III through V controlled substance sold. However, if the licensee employs an automated data processing system or other electronic recordkeeping system for prescriptions that permits identification by prescription number and retrieval of original documents by prescriber's name, patient's name, drug dispensed, and date filled, then the requirement to mark the hard copy record with a red "C" is waived.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR530-01-2 § 4.3, 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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