Massachusetts Pharmacy Licensing

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Licensing requirements for Massachusetts pharmaceutical companies.

Welcome to our Massachusetts Pharmacy Licensing Guide, which outlines initial and renewal licensing for pharmacy companies. This guide contains the application forms, fees, and renewal requirements. For assistance with licensing, please contact us to learn about our software and managed license services.

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Massachusetts Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Company Licenses

Massachusetts Community Pharmacy License

Agency:Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$525

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Massachusetts Controlled Substance Registration

Agency:Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$225

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration (MCSR) - Ambulance

Agency:Massachusetts Bureau of Health Professions Licensure - Controlled Substances Registration Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Ambulance MCSR Application

Agency fee:

$300

Registration Renewal

Form:

Ambulance MCSR Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$300

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration (MCSR) - Analytical Labs

Agency:Massachusetts Bureau of Health Professions Licensure - Controlled Substances Registration Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Analytical Labs MCSR Application

Agency fee:

$300

Registration Renewal

Form:

Analytical Labs MCSR Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$300

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration (MCSR) - Clinic

Agency:Massachusetts Bureau of Health Professions Licensure - Controlled Substances Registration Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Clinic MCSR Application

Agency fee:

$300

Registration Renewal

Form:

Clinic MCSR Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$300

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration (MCSR) - Hospital

Agency:Massachusetts Bureau of Health Professions Licensure - Controlled Substances Registration Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Hospital MCSR Application

Agency fee:

$300

Registration Renewal

Form:

Hospital MCSR Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$300

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration (MCSR) - Limited Services Clinic

Agency:Massachusetts Bureau of Health Professions Licensure - Controlled Substances Registration Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Limited Services Clinic MCSR Application

Agency fee:

$300

Registration Renewal

Form:

Limited Services Clinic MCSR Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$300

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration (MCSR) - Manufacturer and Distributor

Agency:Massachusetts Bureau of Health Professions Licensure - Controlled Substances Registration Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Manufacturer and Distributor MCSR Application

Agency fee:

$300

Registration Renewal

Form:

Manufacturer and Distributor MCSR Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$300

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration (MCSR) - Schools

Agency:Massachusetts Bureau of Health Professions Licensure - Controlled Substances Registration Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Schools MCSR Application

Agency fee:

$300

Registration Renewal

Form:

Schools MCSR Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$300

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration (MCSR) - Virtual Manufacturers and Virtual Distributors

Agency:Massachusetts Bureau of Health Professions Licensure - Controlled Substances Registration Section

Registration Renewal

Form:

Virtual Manufactures and Virtual Distributors MCSR Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$300

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Massachusetts Non-Resident Outsourcing Facility License

Agency:Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Outsourcing Facility Application

Agency fee:

$750

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$750

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Massachusetts Nuclear Pharmacy License

Agency:Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Registration to Operate and Manage a Nuclear Pharmacy

Agency fee:

$525

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$525

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Massachusetts Pharmaceutical Device Manufacturer Registration

Agency:Massachusetts Drug Control Program

Registration Renewal

Form:

Pharmaceutical Code of Conduct - Registration Renewal Form

Agency fee:

$2,000

Due:

Annually by July 1.

Massachusetts Pharmacy License

Agency:Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$525 baseline

Due:

Biennially

Massachusetts Resident Outsourcing Facility License

Agency:Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Outsourcing Facility Application

Agency fee:

$750

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$750

Due:

By December 31 of odd-numbered years.

Massachusetts Wholesale Distributor License

Agency:Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Licensure as a Wholesale Distributor

Agency fee:

$900

Notarize:Required

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$900

Due:

Annually by November 30.

Individual Licenses

Massachusetts Individual Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licenses

Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration (MCSR) - Limited License Dental Intern and Limited License Faculty

Agency:Massachusetts Bureau of Health Professions Licensure - Controlled Substances Registration Section

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration (MCSR) - Optometrist

Agency:Massachusetts Bureau of Health Professions Licensure - Controlled Substances Registration Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Optometrist MCSR Application

Agency fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Form:

Optometrist MCSR Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration (MCSR) - Podiatrist

Agency:Massachusetts Bureau of Health Professions Licensure - Controlled Substances Registration Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Podiatrist MCSR Application

Agency fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Form:

Podiatrist MCSR Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration (MCSR) - Researcher

Agency:Massachusetts Bureau of Health Professions Licensure - Controlled Substances Registration Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Researcher MCSR Application

Agency fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Form:

Researcher MCSR Application (Renewal)

Agency fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration (MCSR) - Veterinarian

Agency:Massachusetts Bureau of Health Professions Licensure - Controlled Substances Registration Section

Initial Registration

Form:

Veterinarian MCSR Application

Agency fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Agency fee:

$150

Due:

Annually by the date of issuance.

Massachusetts Nuclear Pharmacist License

Agency:Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$150

Due:

By December 31 of even-numbered years.

Massachusetts Pharmacist License

Agency:Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacist Application by Exam

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$421

Original Ink:Not required

Reciprocal Registration

Form:

Pharmacist Application by Reciprocity

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$525

Original Ink:Not required

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$150

Due:

Biennially, by December 31st of even-numbered years.

Original Ink:Not required

Massachusetts Pharmacy Intern License

Agency:Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$95

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Intern licenses are valid for 5 years and cannot be renewed.

Massachusetts Pharmacy Technician in Training License

Agency:Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Technician in Training Application

Agency fee:

$0

Notarize:Required

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Technician in training licenses are valid for one year and can be extended but not renewed.

Massachusetts Pharmacy Technician License

Agency:Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$150

Registration Renewal

Filing method:

Online

Agency fee:

$60

Due:

Biennially by the licensee's date of birth.

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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