2022 Uncodified Acts

2022 Virginia Uncodified Acts
8/15/2022

CHAPTER 628

An Act to direct the Board of Pharmacy to adopt regulations related to work environment requirements for pharmacy personnel.

[H 1324]

Approved April 11, 2022

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. That the Board of Pharmacy shall adopt regulations related to work environment requirements for pharmacy personnel that protect the health, safety, and welfare of patients. Such regulations shall include provisions (i) addressing sufficient pharmacy staffing to prevent fatigue, distraction, or other conditions that interfere with a pharmacist's ability to practice with competence and safety; (ii) stating standards for uninterrupted rest periods and meal breaks for pharmacy personnel; (iii) stating standards that ensure adequate time for pharmacists to complete professional duties and responsibilities, including drug utilization reviews, immunization administration, patient counseling, and verification of prescription accuracy; and (iv) limiting external factors such as productivity or production quotas to the extent that such factors interfere with the ability to provide appropriate professional services to the public.

2. That the Board of Pharmacy shall promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of this act to be effective within 280 days of its enactment.