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NH In-State Pharmacy Application Information

Further Details on Application Process for an In-State Pharmacy Permit

The application must be completed and filed at the Board office along with the appropriate fee, as indicated on the face of the application, at least 30 days prior to anticipated date of conducting business under the new license. Upon receipt of the completed application, the Board will schedule the pharmacist-in-charge and a representative of the corporation for a conference at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting. The Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Once the Board completes its review and approves the application, an inspection of the premises will be conducted by a compliance investigator. To accommodate this
inspection, please refer to the PRIMARY INSPECTION CHECK LIST and SAMPLE ALARM NOTICE below and be sure that you comply with all requirements. It is your responsibility to contact the Drug Enforcement Administration in order to obtain a DEA Registration Number. This process should be initiated immediately. Their contact information is as follows:

Drug Enforcement Administration
JFK Federal Building, Room E-400
15 New Sudbury Street
Boston, MA 02203-0131
Registration Unit
Tel #: (617) 557-2200


PRIMARY INSPECTION CHECKLIST

(Items that will be inspected by the Board’s Compliance Officer during their initial visit)
� Drug storage bays and compounding area complete
� Plumbing complete (toilet)
� Hot & cold running water
� Refrigerator
� Selected drug references and the current edition of the NH Pharmacy Law Book
� Temporary prescription labels
� General security adequate
� Documentation of installed and functioning alarm system *
� Phone installed and telephone number available
� Prescription department secure from public access
� Pharmacy hours
� List of personnel that have access/keys to pharmacy area

IN ADDITION – IF LICENSING PHARMACY DEPARTMENT ONLY

� Name of business (store) in which the pharmacy department is located
� Business (store) hours
� “Pharmacy” section security adequate (see alarm requirement [ * ] above)
� “Mail Slot” adequate if going to be used
� “PHARMACIST NOT ON DUTY” sign


REQUIRED ALARM NOTICE MUST BE GIVEN TO BOARD COMPLIANCE OFFICER AT PRIMARY INSPECTION

Please Note: The Compliance Unit of the Board will not accept computerized print-outs from alarm monitoring companies as adequate documentation for fulfilling the requirements of Ph 702.04. These are just a jumble of dates, times, and zone codes which are meaningless to Compliance. The only acceptable documentation shall be a statement from the installer, or monitoring agency, which states as follows:

(Example)

ABC ALARM COMPANY

On (date)___ the alarm system installed at (Pharmacy Name & Address)__ was
tested and the signal was received indicating a functioning alarm system.

Signed: (Agent of ABC ALARM CO.)___
Date: _______________

* This will be the first order of business at the primary inspection. Should this document not be present, the inspector will not continue with the inspection and another appointment must be made with the Compliance Unit of the Board for completion of the Primary Inspection.

If you have questions do not hesitate to contact the Board office for clarification - 603-271-2350.





State of New Hampshire Board of Pharmacy
121 South Fruit Street | Concord, NH 03301-2412
(603) 271-2350 | Fax: (603) 271-2856
pharmacy.board@nh.gov

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