Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licensing Compliance Guide
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Minnesota Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licensing

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Licensing requirements for Minnesota 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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Minnesota Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Company Licenses

Minnesota Drug Manufacturer License

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Registration as a Drug Manufacturer

Agency Fee:

$5,260 for non-opiate manufacturers and $55,260 for opiate manufacturers.

Turnaround:

4 weeks

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application

Agency Fee:

$5,260 for non-opiate manufacturers and $55,260 for opiate manufacturers.

Due:

License renewal payment is due May 1 of each year, and licenses expire annually on May 31.

Minnesota Medical Gas Distributor License

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Registration as a Medical Gas Distributor

Agency Fee:

$110

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application

Agency Fee:

$110

Due:

Renewals are due November 1 of each year, and licenses expire December 1 of each year.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Minnesota Pharmacy License

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Registration as a Pharmacy

Agency Fee:

$260

Notes:
  • The following must be submitted to the Board at least 60 days prior to the planned opening date.
  • The Board shall not issue an initial or renewed license for a pharmacy located outside of the state unless the
    applicant discloses and certifies:
    • The location, names, and titles of all principal corporate officers and all pharmacists who are involved in
      dispensing drugs to residents of this state.
    • That it maintains its records of drugs dispensed to residents of this state so that the records are readily
      retrievable from the records of other drugs dispensed.
    • That it agrees to cooperate with and provide information to, the board concerning matters related to
      dispensing drugs to residents of this state.
    • That, during its regular hours of operation, but no less than six days per week, for a minimum of 40 hours per week, a toll-free telephone service is provided to facilitate communication between patients in this state and a pharmacist at the pharmacy who has access to the patients' records; the toll-free number must
      be disclosed on the label affixed to each container of drugs dispensed to residents of this state.
    • That, upon request of a resident of a long-term care facility located in this state, the resident's authorized representative, or a contract pharmacy or licensed health care facility acting on behalf of the resident, the pharmacy will dispense medications prescribed for the resident in unit-dose packaging or, alternatively, comply with section 151.415, subdivision 5.
Required Attachments:
  • Out of state pharmacies attach a copy of:
    • Your current license or registration from the state in which your facility is located
    • Per MN Statute §151.19, subd. 1(f), the board shall not issue a license unless the pharmacy passed an inspection conducted by an authorized representative of the board. You must attach a copy of an inspection report issued by the appropriate regulatory authority for your state, and any related documents. The inspection must have occurred within the 24 months immediately preceding receipt of the initial application, and must be appropriate for the services provided by the pharmacy. You must also submit any FDA inspection reports issued for the pharmacy. All applicants must submit evidence that any deficiencies noted in any inspection or investigatory report have been corrected, including any documents that you have provided to state agencies or the FDA in response to inspections or investigations. 
    • Copy of the license from the state that the pharmacy is located in.
    • A copy of your last inspection report from the state your facility is located in.
    • Articles of Incorporation, if a corporation or limited liability corporation or partnership papers, if a partnership or a limited liability partnership. (If the time period from your date of application until your
      date of opening spans two licensing periods, July 1- June 30, then it will be necessary to submit two fees,
      or a total of $520.00, for both the opening fee and the renewal fee.)
    • Review Minnesota Statutes Section 152.126, which requires dispensers (pharmacies) licensed by the MN
      Board of Pharmacy to report daily to the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) the dispensing of all
      schedule II-V controlled substances, butalbital, and gabapentin. Information regarding the submission of
      data can be found on the PMP website under "PMP Data Uploader" section.
Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Pharmacy Renewal Application Form

Agency Fee:

$260

Due:

Annually by June 1.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Minnesota Third Party Logistics Provider (3PL) License

Agency:Minnesota Board of Pharmacy
Fact Checked:2/4/20

Initial Registration

Form:

Minnesota Application for Third-Party Logistics Provider License; Corporations and LLCs must also submit Form MN-3PL-003

Agency Fee:

$260

Fact Checked:2/4/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Renewal Application

Agency Fee:

$260

Due:

License renewal payment is due October 1 of each year, and licenses expire annually on October 31.

Fact Checked:2/4/20

Minnesota Wholesale Distributor License

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Registration as a Drug and/or Medical Gas Wholesaler

Agency Fee:

$5,260

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Wholesaler Renewal Application

Agency Fee:

$5,260

Due:

License renewal payment is due May 1 of each year, and licenses expire annually on May 31.

Fact Checked:10/7/19

Individual Licenses

Minnesota Individual Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licenses

Minnesota Controlled Substance Researcher Registration

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Controlled Substance Researcher Registration

Agency Fee:

$75

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by May 1.

Notes:

Renewal forms are sent in the mail.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Minnesota Pharmacist License

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Eligibility Application for New Pharmacist Licensure

Agency Fee:

$175 application fee + $33.25 background check fee + $175 license fee due after approval.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$175

Due:

Annually by February 1.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Minnesota Pharmacist-Intern Registration

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Registration as a Pharmacist Intern

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Registration as an intern for purposes of participating in a residency or fellowship program remains in effect until the individual obtains licensure as a pharmacist, for two years, or until the completion of the residency or fellowship program, whichever occurs first.

Minnesota Pharmacy Technician Registration

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Registration as a New Pharmacy Technician

Agency Fee:

$50

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by December 1.

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Minnesota Preceptor Registration

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

Initial Registration

Form:

Preceptor Application

Agency Fee:

$0

Fact Checked:4/5/19

Registration Renewal

Form:

Preceptor Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Biennially by the anniversary of issuance.

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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