VPhA Writes Comments on Joint Commission on Health Care Studies

The Virginia Pharmacists Association (VPhA) submitted public comments to the Joint Commission of Health Care last month following their studies on prescription delivery options and collaborative practice agreements. Please review VPhA’s comments below: PCPAs, Standing Orders and Statewide Protocols   Prescription Delivery Options   

VDH Program Supports Distribution of No-Cost Naloxone

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is pleased to share an update regarding the Virginia Department of Health’s no-cost naloxone distribution program effective October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. In partnership with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), VDH will receive federal funding to support naloxone distribution efforts. This funding opportunity […]

Support the VPhA Foundation by Donating to Birdies for Charity!

Make your gift go 10% further this year – When you make your donation through the Dominion Energy Charity Classic’s Birdies for Charity program presented by TowneBank, we receive an additional 10%. Donate before October 20th.   Donate Today! Thank you for supporting the VPhA Research and Education Foundation.

New Member Benefit Available! Partnership with BetterHelp

VPhA is excited to announce a new benefit for all members from the teletherapy company BetterHelp. This new partnership supports the mission of the recently formed Academy of Workplace Well-Being. Other partners that offer this program include: the American Medical Student Association (AMSA), American Society of Composers, Authors and Performers (ASCAP) and The Berkeley Well-Being Institute. BetterHelp is […]

Same Day Access for Virginians Seeking Mental Health Services

Great news for patients in need of mental health services. Governor Ralph Northam and the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) announced that all 40 Community Services Boards (CSBs) in the Commonwealth have Same Day Access (SDA) available to Virginians seeking mental health services in their communities. A person in need of […]

2019 Updated Bylaws

As many of you may know, the VPhA Board of Directors has been working hard on a much-needed update of our Association Bylaws. After having our general membership meeting at Midyear Conference and the Board having reconvened, the bylaws have been updated. Amended February 2019 Bylaws

Updated Bylaws

As many of you may know, the VPhA Board of Directors has been working hard on a much-needed update of our Association Bylaws. After having our general membership meeting at Annual Convention and the Board having reconvened, the bylaws have been updated. Amended August 2018 Bylaws

Fee For Service Supplemental Payments and Hospital Assessment

VPhA would like your feedback on the Virginia Board of Pharmacy’s intentions. To submit feedback, please contact Kathryn Morris, Administrative Assistant, at info@virginiapharmacists.org The Board intends to consider adopting a fee for service supplemental payments and hospital assessment. In order to avoid overlapping supplemental payments, supplemental payments made to a limited group of private hospitals are being terminated on […]

New Board of Pharmacy Inspection Guidance

The Department of Health Professions recently updated the Pharmacy inspection form, which provides guidance to inspectors and licensees on inspections, and penalties for violations. VIEW UPDATED GUIDE