Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licensing Compliance Guide
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Michigan Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licensing

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Licensing requirements for Michigan 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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Company Licenses

Michigan Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Company Licenses

Michigan Controlled Substance License

Agency:Michigan Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:11/27/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$91.90 if the pharmacy license expires within 12 months or $173 if the pharmacy license expires in more than 12 months.

Fact Checked:12/4/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$162.20

Due:

Due at the same time as the entitiy's facility license.

Fact Checked:12/4/19

Michigan Manufacturer License

Agency:Michigan Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:12/4/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$124.25

Turnaround:

6 weeks

Fact Checked:12/4/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$64.80

Due:

Biennially by the date of initial registration.

Fact Checked:12/4/19

Michigan Pharmacy License

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

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$162.10

Turnaround:

6 to 8 weeks

Notes:
  • The individuals listed below for a pharmacy license are required to undergo a Criminal Background Check
    (CBC):
    • An individual, if the person applying is an individual
    • All partners and any individual who will manage the day-to-day operations, if the person applying is a
      partnership.
    • An individual who will manage the day-to-day operations, if the person applying is a privately held corporation. This subdivision only applies to a privately held corporation that in the aggregate owns fewer than 75 pharmacies, manufacturers, or wholesale distributors on the date the corporation
      submits its license application
  •  If your pharmacy holds a current pharmacy license or ever held a pharmacy profession license, verification of licensure will be required to be submitted directly to this office by the licensing agency of any state of the United States in which you hold or ever held a license. Verification can be emailed to bpldata@michigan.gov or mailed to the Bureau of Professional Licensing, PO Box 30670, Lansing, MI  48909. In addition, you may upload online license verifications if those verifications show your pharmacy license is in good standing and provides disciplinary history information, including disciplinary documentation.
  •  If your pharmacy is a partnership, corporation, or is operating under an assumed name, you must submit business documentation showing the business ownership structure, including partnership certificates, corporate articles, assumed name certificate, list of partners, stockholders, officers, and members of the board of director
  •  A licensed pharmacy must have a pharmacist in charge (PIC) licensed in Michigan. You must provide the license number of the PIC or the pharmacist application number of the PIC if the PIC has not yet obtained Michigan licensure. If your pharmacy will be distributing or dispensing controlled substances in Michigan, the PIC and the pharmacy must have a controlled substance license
  •  If your pharmacy has an NABP E-Profile Identification Number, you may enter it on the application
  •  If your pharmacy is not located in Michigan and you will not be shipping sterile compounded products into Michigan, you must submit an inspection report from your resident state board of pharmacy or from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Verified Pharmacy Program (VPP) performed within the last 2 years
  • You may apply for a controlled substance license by completing the controlled substance license fields on the application. Be sure that the controlled substance license address matches the pharmacy address. If you do not apply for a controlled substance license on your initial application, you must wait for the pharmacy license to be issued before applying for a controlled substance license
  •  Sterile compounding pharmacy applicants must:
    • Upload a copy of a current accreditation certificate (if applicable) AND an inspection report completed within the last 18 months showing compliance with USP standards in a manner approved by the Michigan Board of Pharmacy. Approved entities include:
      • Gates Healthcare Associates, Inc.
      • Joint Commission Home Care Accreditation Program
      • Joint Commission Medication Compounding Certification Program
      • National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Verified Pharmacy Program (VPP)
      • National Association of Boards of Pharmacy – Multistate Pharmacy Inspection Blueprint Program
      • Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB)
      • The Compliance Team, Inc.
    • If the application is for an outsourcing facility you must upload verification that the facility is in compliance with requirements of the FDA applicable to compounding services for sterile pharmaceuticals.
    • Documentation may include the FDA-483 form and the plan of corrections. In addition, an outsourcing facility must submit the biannual report it provided to the FDA that identifies the drugs compounded in the previous 6-month period, including a drug’s active ingredients, strength, and dosage form
Fact Checked:12/4/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$118.90

Due:

Biennially by the date of initial registration.

Fact Checked:12/4/19

Michigan Wholesale Distributor License

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

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$124.25

Fact Checked:12/4/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$64.80

Due:

Biennially by the date of initial registration.

Fact Checked:12/4/19

Individual Licenses

Michigan Individual Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licenses

Michigan Compounding Limited Quantities License - Pharmacist

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Compounding Limited Quantities License Application

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Biennially

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Michigan Controlled Substance License - Analytical Laboratory Research

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

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$91.90 per year left in the associated professional license renewal cycle.

Fact Checked:12/4/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$81.10 per year in the associated professional license renewal cycle.

Due:

Depends on the renewal period of the professional license.

Fact Checked:12/4/19

Michigan Controlled Substance License - Pharmacist

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

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$91.90 per year left in the associated professional license renewal cycle.

Fact Checked:12/4/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$81.10 per year in the associated professional license renewal cycle.

Due:

Renews at the same time as the associated pharmacist license.

Fact Checked:12/4/19

Michigan Controlled Substance License - Schedule 1 Research

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

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$91.90 per year left in the associated professional license renewal cycle.

Fact Checked:12/4/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$81.10 per year in the associated professional license renewal cycle.

Due:

Depends on the renewal period of the professional license.

Fact Checked:12/4/19

Michigan Pharmacist Intern License

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

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$43.20

Fact Checked:12/4/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$16.20

Due:

Annually

Fact Checked:12/4/19

Michigan Pharmacist License

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

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$102.60

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75.60

Due:

Biennially by the date of initial registration.

Fact Checked:12/4/19

Michigan Pharmacy Technician License

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

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$91.80

Fact Checked:12/4/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$64.80

Due:

Biennially by the date of initial registration.

Fact Checked:12/4/19

Michigan Pharmacy Technician License - Temporary

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

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$16.20

Fact Checked:12/4/19

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Temporary licenses are valid for 1 year and cannot be renewed.

Michigan Special Volunteer License - Pharmacist

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

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:12/4/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Biennially by the date of initial registration.

Fact Checked:12/4/19

Michigan Special Volunteer License - Pharmacy Technician

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

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Biennially by the date of initial registration.

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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