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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing

18VAC110. Board of Pharmacy




The Board of Pharmacy is an agency within the Department of Health Professions. Code of Virginia, Title 54.1, Chapter 25. See the summary for the department for the regulatory power applicable to all health regulatory boards. Code of Virginia, Title 54.1, Chapter 24.

The board is authorized to license pharmacists; to register pharmacy technicians; to permit pharmacies, outsourcing facilities, and third-party logistics providers; to register nonresident pharmacies, nonresident outsourcing facilities, and nonresident manufacturers; to regulate the manufacturing, dispensing, selling, distributing, processing, compounding, or disposal of drugs and devices; to register persons prescribing or doing research in controlled substances; to modify the statutory classifications of controlled substances; to prescribe standards for special packaging; to promulgate regulations respecting equipment, sanitation, quality control, and safeguards against diversion and otherwise carry out the drug control statutes; and, jointly with the Board of Medicine, to promulgate regulations to facilitate the development and implementation of safe and effective collaborative agreements between practitioners of the healing arts and pharmacists. The board is authorized to license and regulate the dispensing of controlled substances by practitioners of the healing arts and to issue permits to the facilities from which they dispense. It regulates the storage, handling, and distribution of prescription drugs by wholesale distributors, medical equipment suppliers, third-party logistics providers, and warehousers to prevent the diversion of prescription drugs. Code of Virginia, Title 54.1, Chapters 29, 33 and 34.

The Board is authorized to promulgate regulations governing the issuance of a permit for a pharmaceutical processor to cultivate Cannabis, and produce and dispense cannabidiol oil and THC-A oil to be used for the treatment of any disease or condition as certified by a registered doctor of medicine or osteopathic medicine.  Such regulations also specify registration of physicians who certify a patient as qualified to receive the oil and registration of the patient and, if the patient is a minor, the parent or legal guardian.  Code of Virginia, Title 54.1, Chapter 34.

The board may embargo products and may impose a monetary penalty for violations not prosecuted. Code of Virginia, Title 54.1, Chapter 34, and Title 18.2, Chapter 7.

Regulations are available at the board's office at 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233. Internet address:

Rev. 09/2018

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