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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 110. Board of Pharmacy
Chapter 50. Regulations Governing Wholesale Distributors, Manufacturers, Third-Party Logistics Providers, and Warehousers
8/16/2022

18VAC110-50-55. Delivery of Schedule VI devices.

A. In accordance with the provisions of subsection A of § 54.1-3415.1 of the Code of Virginia, a manufacturer, nonresident manufacturer, wholesale distributor, nonresident wholesaler distributor, third-party logistics provider, nonresident third-party logistics provider, warehouser, or nonresident warehouser licensed, permitted, or registered in Virginia may deliver Schedule VI prescription devices directly to an ultimate user or consumer on behalf of a medical equipment supplier.

1. Such delivery shall only occur in accordance with an agreement between a delivering entity named in this subsection and a medical equipment supplier in compliance with law and regulation.

2. The agreement shall be between an individual delivering entity or multiple delivering entities under shared ownership and an individual medical equipment supplier or multiple medical equipment suppliers under shared ownership. The agreement shall be applicable to all ultimate users or consumers receiving services from the medical equipment supplier who require delivery of Schedule VI prescription devices.

3. The medical equipment supplier shall represent to the delivering entity that it has complied with the provisions of § 54.1-3415.1 of the Code of Virginia regarding the existence of a valid order from a prescriber for the delivery of a Schedule VI prescription device to an ultimate user or consumer. Validation of orders of prescribers shall be the responsibility of the medical equipment supplier upon request of the board or delivering entity.

B. In accordance with the provisions of subsection B of § 54.1-3415.1 of the Code of Virginia, a manufacturer, nonresident manufacturer, wholesale distributor, nonresident wholesaler distributor, third-party logistics provider, nonresident third-party logistics provider, warehouser, or nonresident warehouser licensed, permitted, or registered in Virginia may deliver Schedule VI prescription devices directly to an ultimate user's or consumer's residence to be administered by persons authorized to administer such devices, provided that (i) such delivery is made on behalf of a medical director of a home health agency, nursing home, assisted living facility, or hospice who has requested the distribution of the Schedule VI prescription device and directs the delivery of such device to the ultimate user's or consumer's residence and (ii) the medical director on whose behalf such Schedule VI prescription device is being delivered has entered into an agreement with the manufacturer, nonresident manufacturer, wholesale distributor, nonresident wholesale distributor, warehouser, nonresident warehouser, third-party logistics provider, or nonresident third-party logistics provider for such delivery.

1. Such delivery shall only occur in accordance with an agreement between a delivering entity authorized in this subsection and a medical director of a home health agency, nursing home, assisted living facility, or hospice and in compliance with law and regulation.

2. The agreement shall be between an individual delivering entity or multiple delivering entities under shared ownership and the medical director of an individual home health agency, nursing home, assisted living facility, or hospice, or multiple such entities under shared ownership. The agreement shall be applicable to all ultimate users or consumers of the home health agency, nursing home, assisted living facility, or hospice who require delivery of Schedule VI prescription devices.

3. The home health agency, nursing home, assisted living facility, or hospice shall represent to the delivering entity that it has complied with provisions of § 54.1-3415.1 of the Code of Virginia regarding the existence of a request from a prescriber for the delivery of a Schedule VI prescription device to an ultimate user or consumer. Validation of the request from a prescriber shall be the responsibility of the home health agency, nursing home, assisted living facility, or hospice upon request of the board or delivering entity.

C. The agreement, as required by subdivisions A 1 and B 1 of this section, shall be in written or electronic format and shall be retained in a format available upon request to the board at all times the agreement is in effect and for two years after the date the agreement is terminated or concluded.

D. An agreement shall not contain any patient specific or patient health information that would be subject to the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, P.L. No. 104-191.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 12, eff. March 3, 2021.

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