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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 110. Board Of Pharmacy
Chapter 60. Regulations Governing Pharmaceutical Processors
12/3/2021

18VAC110-60-200. Responsibilities of the PIC.

A. The PIC of a pharmaceutical processor shall not serve as PIC of any other facility at any one time. A processor shall employ the PIC at the pharmaceutical processor for at least 35 hours per week, except as otherwise authorized by the board. A person may serve simultaneously as the PIC for no more than two cannabis dispensing facilities located within the same health service area at any one time.

B. The PIC or the pharmacist on duty shall control all aspects of the practice in the dispensing area of the pharmaceutical processor or in a cannabis dispensing facility. Any decision overriding such control of the PIC or other pharmacist on duty may be grounds for disciplinary action against the pharmaceutical processor or cannabis dispensing facility permit.

C. The PIC of a pharmaceutical processor or cannabis dispensing facility shall be responsible for ensuring that:

1. Pharmacy technicians are registered and properly trained;

2. All record retention requirements pertaining to the dispensing area met;

3. All requirements for the physical security of the cannabis products are met;

4. The pharmaceutical processor or cannabis dispensing facility has appropriate pharmaceutical reference materials to ensure that cannabis products can be properly dispensed;

5. The following items are conspicuously posted in the pharmaceutical processor or cannabis dispensing facility in a location and in a manner so as to be clearly and readily identifiable to registered patients, parents, legal guardians, or registered agents:

a. Pharmaceutical processor permit or cannabis dispensing facility permit;

b. Licenses for all pharmacists practicing at the pharmaceutical processor or cannabis dispensing facility; and

c. The price of all cannabis products offered by the pharmaceutical processor or cannabis dispensing facility; and

6. Any other required filings or notifications are made on behalf of the dispensing area of the pharmaceutical processor or the dispensing facility as set forth in regulation.

D. When the PIC ceases practice at a pharmaceutical processor or cannabis dispensing facility or no longer wishes to be designated as PIC, he shall immediately return the permit to the board indicating the effective date on which he ceased to be the PIC.

E. An outgoing PIC shall have the opportunity to take a complete and accurate inventory of all cannabis products on hand in the dispensing area of the pharmaceutical processor or the dispensing facility on the date he ceases to be the PIC, unless the owner submits written notice to the board showing good cause as to why this opportunity should not be allowed.

F. A PIC who is absent from practice for more than 30 consecutive days shall be deemed to no longer be the PIC. If the PIC knows of an upcoming absence of longer than 30 days, he shall be responsible for notifying the board and returning the permit. For unanticipated absences by the PIC that exceed 15 days with no known return date within the next 15 days, the permit holder shall immediately notify the board and shall obtain a new PIC.

G. An application for a permit designating the new PIC shall be filed with the required fee within 14 days of the original date of resignation or termination of the PIC on a form provided by the board. It shall be unlawful for a pharmaceutical processor or cannabis dispensing facility to operate without a new permit past the 14-day deadline unless the board receives a request for an extension prior to the deadline. The executive director for the board may grant an extension for up to an additional 14 days for good cause shown.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-3442.6 and 54.1-3447 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 23, eff. August 7, 2019; amended, Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 1, eff. September 30, 2020; Volume 37, Issue 25, eff. September 1, 2021.

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