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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 76. Department Of Health Professions
Chapter 20. Regulations Governing the Prescription Monitoring Program
11/30/2021

18VAC76-20-70. Notice of requests for information.

A. Any dispenser who intends to request information from the program for a recipient or prospective recipient of a covered substance shall post a sign that can be easily viewed by the public at the place where the prescription is accepted for dispensing and that discloses to the public that the pharmacist may access information contained in the program files on all covered substances dispensed to a patient. In lieu of posting a sign, the dispenser may provide such notice in written material provided to the recipient, or may obtain written consent from the recipient.

B. Any prescriber who intends to request information from the program about a patient or prospective patient shall post a sign that can be easily viewed by the public that discloses to the public that the prescriber may access information contained in the program files on all covered substances dispensed to a patient. In lieu of posting a sign, the prescriber may provide such notice in written material provided to the patient, or may obtain written consent from the patient.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2519 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 23, eff. August 23, 2006; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 16, eff. May 13, 2009; Volume 35, Issue 1, eff. October 3, 2018.

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