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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

18VAC110-30-90. Physical standards.

Physical standards for the controlled substance selling and storage area:

1. The building in which the controlled substances selling and storage area is located shall be constructed of permanent and secure materials. Trailers and other movable facilities shall not be permitted;

2. There shall be an enclosed area of not less than 40 square feet that is designated as the controlled substances selling and storage area, which shall be used exclusively for storage, preparation, and dispensing. Records related to the sale of controlled substances may be maintained outside the selling and storage area with access limited to the licensee and those persons authorized to assist in the area. The work space used in preparation of the drugs shall be contained within the enclosed area. A controlled substance selling and storage area inspected and approved prior to November 3, 1993, shall not be required to meet the size requirement of this chapter;

3. Controlled substances maintained for ultimate sale shall be maintained separately from any other controlled substances maintained for other purposes. Controlled substances maintained for other purposes such as administration or samples may be stored within the selling and storage area provided they are clearly separated from the stock maintained for sale;

4. The selling and storage area, work counter space and equipment in the area shall be maintained in a clean and orderly manner;

5. A sink with hot and cold running water shall be available within 20 feet of the selling and storage area and not located within an examination room or restroom; and

6. The entire area described in this chapter shall be well lighted and ventilated; the proper storage temperature shall be maintained to meet official specifications for controlled substance storage.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400, 54.1-3304.1, and 54.1-3307 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR530-01-2 § 3.3, eff. May 9, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 8, Issue 13, eff. April 22, 1992; Volume 10, Issue 1, eff. November 3, 1993; Volume 17, Issue 7, eff. January 17, 2001; Volume 29, Issue 21, eff. August 2, 2013; Volume 33, Issue 20, eff. June 28, 2017.

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