Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licensing Compliance Guide
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Maryland Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licensing

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Licensing requirements for Maryland healthcare and pharmaceutical companies and individuals.

This page provides an overview of healthcare and pharmaceutical industry licensing in for individuals and businesses. You will find state requirements, application fees, filing instructions, and more. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

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Maryland Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Company Licenses

Maryland Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) Registration - Establishment

Agency:Maryland Department of Health - Office of Provider Engagement & CDS Registration
Fact Checked:4/10/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Establishment - 3 Year Application

Agency Fee:

$120

Fact Checked:4/11/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Triennially

Fact Checked:4/11/19

Maryland Manufacturers and Virtual Manufacturers Distributing Their Own Drugs or Devices Permit

Agency:Maryland Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Application For Manufacturers And Virtual Manufacturers

Agency Fee:

$1,750

Turnaround:

8 weeks

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Application For Manufacturers And Virtual Manufacturers (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$1,750

Due:

By May 31 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Maryland Medicaid Provider Enrollment

Agency:Maryland Department of Health - Medicaid Administration
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:8/23/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$599

Notes:

Providers who have already paid the Medicare Enrollment application fee or the Medicaid Enrollment fee for another state may be exempt from paying the application fee.

Fact Checked:8/23/21

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$599

Due:

Every 3 or 5 years depending on the type of services provided.

Fact Checked:8/23/21

Maryland Non-Resident Pharmacy Permit

Agency:Maryland Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Non-Resident Application

Agency Fee:

$700

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Pharmacy Non-Resident Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

By May 31 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Maryland Pharmacy Permit

Agency:Maryland Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Resident Application

Instructions:

Mail to: 
Maryland Board of Pharmacy
P O Box 2024
Baltimore, MD 21203-2024

Applications sent overnight or through priority mail must be addressed to the appropriate lockbox
and sent to:
Wells Fargo Bank
Attn: State of MD – Board of Pharmacy, Lockbox 2024
7175 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046 
 

Agency Fee:

$700

Turnaround:

4-6 weeks

Notes:
  • If the actual date of the pharmacy opening is different from the Proposed Date of Opening or Ownership/Location Change on the application, please contact the Board as soon as possible and provide the new date.
  • All Maryland businesses must pay all delinquent Maryland Use and Sales taxes before their permit can be renewed. All permits expire May 31st of each even-numbered year. To settle a past business tax liability, call 410-649-0633 in Central Maryland or toll-free at 1-888-614-6337
Required Attachments:
  • A copy of the most recent inspection report and the name of the agency that performed the inspection
  • A list of all federal and state licenses, registrations, and/or permits
  • A list of all disciplinary actions taken by federal and/or state agencies against the
    pharmacy and/or any principals, owners, directors, or officers
  • The name and Maryland pharmacist license number for the pharmacist responsible for  providing pharmaceutical services to patients in Maryland (if applicable)
  • The appropriate application fee 
  • Any other documentation required in Md Code Ann., Health Occ HO 12-404
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Pharmacy Resident Application (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

By May 31 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Maryland Pharmacy Waiver Permit

Agency:Maryland Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Waiver Application New and Renewal

Agency Fee:

$700

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Waiver Application New and Renewal

Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

By May 31 of even-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Maryland Wholesale Distributor Permit

Agency:Maryland Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Wholesale Distributor Application

Agency Fee:

$1,750

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Wholesale Distributor Application (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$1,750

Due:

By May 31 of odd-numbered years.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Individual Licenses

Maryland Individual Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licenses

Maryland Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) Registration - Practitioner

Agency:Maryland Department of Health - Office of Provider Engagement & CDS Registration
Fact Checked:4/10/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Practitioner - 3 Year Application

Agency Fee:

$120

Fact Checked:4/11/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$120

Due:

Triennially

Fact Checked:4/11/19

Maryland Pharmacist License

Agency:Maryland Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:2/27/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Initial Application for Pharmacist Licensure: US and Foreign Graduates

Agency Fee:

$150

Original Ink:Not required
Fact Checked:3/1/19

Reciprocal Registration

Form:

Application for Pharmacist Licensure - Reciprocity

Agency Fee:

$300

Original Ink:Not required
Fact Checked:3/1/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$261

Due:

Biennially.

Original Ink:Not required
Fact Checked:3/1/19

Maryland Pharmacy Intern Registration

Agency:Maryland Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Intern Initial Application

Agency Fee:

$45

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Pharmacy Intern Renewal Application

Agency Fee:

$45

Notes:

Intern registrations can only be renewed once.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Maryland Pharmacy Student Technician Exemption Registration

Agency:Maryland Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Student Technician Exemption Form

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Student exemptions are valid until the end of the applicant's first year of pharmacy school and cannot be renewed.

Maryland Pharmacy Technician Registration

Agency:Maryland Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:4/3/19

Initial Registration

Form:

?Technician Initial Application

Agency Fee:

$45

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Technician Renewal Application

Agency Fee:

$45

Due:

Biennially by the end of the licensee's birth month.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Learn about healthcare and pharmaceutical licensing in other states:

Controlled Substance Registration - In addition to a pharmacy license, controlled substance registration registration is required in many states for pharmacies that distribute controlled substances.

NABP (National Association of Boards of Pharmacy) - Host a variety of programs and resources relating to pharmacist and pharmacy licensure and examination.

Pharmacist in Charge - A licensed pharmacist designated by a pharmacy to act as the party responsible for compliance with regulations.

VPP (Verified Pharmacy Program) - A program run by NABP that allows state boards to share information and more easily register out-of-state pharmacies.

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