50-State Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licensing Compliance Guide
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Oregon Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licensing

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Licensing requirements for Oregon healthcare and pharmaceutical companies and individuals.

This page provides an overview of healthcare and pharmaceutical industry licensing in Oregon 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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Oregon Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Company Licenses

Oregon Animal Euthanasia Registration

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Animal Euthanasia Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by November 30.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail.

Oregon Automated Pharmacy System License

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Remote Dispensing Machine Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by February 28.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail.

Oregon Central Fill Drug Outlet and Remote Processing Drug Outlet License

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$175

Due:

Annually by February 28.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail.

Oregon Charitable Pharmacy Drug Outlet Registration

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Charitable Pharmacy Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by February 28.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail.

Oregon Community Health Clinic Registration

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Community Health Clinic Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by February 28.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail.

Oregon Consulting or Drugless Pharmacy License

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Consulting or Drugless Pharmacy Application

Agency Fee:

$175 for either retail or institutional registration or $350 for both.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$175 for either retail or institutional registration or $350 for both.

Due:

Annually by February 28.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail.

Oregon Controlled Substance Registration

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Agency Fee:

$100

Notes:

The Controlled Substance Registration Application is contained within the application for a pharmacy or facility license.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by September 30.

Notes:

The controlled substance registration is renewed with the associated license.

Oregon Correctional Facility Drug Outlet Registration

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Correctional Facility Drug Room Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by February 28.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail.

Oregon Dispensing Practitioner Drug Outlet Registration

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Dispensing Practitioner Drug Outlet

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by February 28.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail.

Oregon Drug Distribution Agent Registration

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Drug Distribution Agent Application

Agency Fee:

$400

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$400

Due:

Annually by August 31.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail.

Oregon Home Dialysis Drug Outlet Registration

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Home Dialysis Application

Agency Fee:

$175

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$175

Due:

Annually by February 28.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail.

Oregon Hospital Drug Room Registration

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Hospital Drug Room Application

Agency Fee:

$75

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by February 28.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail.

Oregon Manufacturer Registration

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Manufacturer Application

Agency Fee:

$525

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$400

Due:

Annually by August 31.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail.

Oregon Nonprescription Drug Outlet Registration - Class A

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Nonprescription Drug Outlet - Class A

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail.

Oregon Nonprescription Drug Outlet Registration - Class C (Medical Device, Equipment & Gas Drug Outlet)

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Oregon Nonprescription Drug Outlet Registration - Class D

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Nonprescription Drug Outlet - Class D

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail.

Oregon Remote Dispensing Facility License

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Remote Distribution Facility Application

Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by February 28.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail.

Oregon Retail or Institutional Drug Outlet License

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

Initial Registration

Form:

Retail or Institutional Drug Outlet Application

Filing Method:

Mail completed application and all required documentation to:
Oregon Board of Pharmacy
800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 150
Portland OR 97232 

Agency Fee:

$225 application or owner/location change fee. $325 if dispensing or handling controlled substances. 

Turnaround:

Application processing time is approximately 4-6 weeks, but could be longer depending on the circumstances. Be sure to submit a complete application to avoid delays in registration.

Notes:
  • All fees are non-refundable
  • All applications submitted to the Board that are not complete and processed within 6 months from applicant signature will be expired. Once expired, applicants who wish to continue with the application process must reapply by submitting a new application, along with all documentation, and all fees.
  • Each company or location address, even if under common ownership, must submit a separate application for registration
  • The Board can only accept payment by check or money order.
  • Applications indicating the following activities may require additional paperwork:  Consulting, Remote Processing, Central Fill,  503B Outsourcing Facility
  • The application is to be signed by an owner, partner, etc. 
Before you Apply:
  • Oregon Controlled Substance Registration. The Controlled Substance Registration is required for all outlets that dispense controlled substances. Be advised that the Controlled Substance Registration is not an independent registration. It must be issued in conjunction with a Drug Outlet Registration.
  • License/Registration Verification in Resident State (required only for applicants located outside of Oregon) Applications for out-of-state pharmacies will not be processed without this verification.
  • Every non-resident pharmacy must have a pharmacistin-charge (PIC) who is licensed in Oregon within four months of initial licensure of the pharmacy.
    • An Oregon licensed PIC must be normally present in the pharmacy for a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • Provide the following information for all owners, corporate officers, members/managers, and executives. For corporations, list the names of the stockholders who own the five largest interersts
    • Name
    • Title
    • Federal Social Security Number
    • Address
    • Phone Number
    • Email
  • List the drug schedules that pertain to your pharmacy as appropriate
  • Controlled substance application* & copy of active DEA registration *If the facility does not handle controlled substances, box indicating “Not Applicable” must be marked.
  • Copy of Resident State license/registration AND license/registration verification from Resident State (required only for applicants located outside of Oregon).
    • Online license/registration verifications accepted.
    • Business name and owners listed on this application must match home state verification
  • Copy of most recent inspection report (required only for applicants located outside of Oregon).If this facility performs sterile compounding, the sterile compounding inspection report is also required.
  • If you answer “YES” to any disciplinary action questions, including pending disciplinary actions, all notices, citations, etc. and fully executed Board orders must be provided along with a detailed explanation.
  • Legible 8.5” x 11” floor plan which identifies the location of sinks, refrigerators, windows and doors. Windows and doors must be marked as secured or unsecured.The minimum equipment requirement to open and operate a retail drug outlet and institutional drug outlet in the state of Oregon shall consist of not less than the following:
    • (1) The most current issue of at least one pharmaceutical reference with current, properly filed supplements and updates appropriate to and based on the standards of practice for the setting.

       

    • (2) Current and properly filed Oregon Revised Statutes, Chapters 689, and 475; current and properly filed Oregon Administrative Rules, chapter 855; and a minimum of three years of the Board of Pharmacy quarterly newsletters maintained in house or other readily retrievable means.

       

    • (3) Official Poison and Exempt Narcotic Register if poisons and exempt narcotics are sold or distributed.

       

    • (4) Suitable refrigeration.

       

    • (5) A sink with running hot and cold water.

       

    • (6) Equipment and supplies appropriate to and based on the standards of practice for the setting as determined by the Pharmacy and Pharmacist-in-Charge.

       

    • (7) Failure to have and use equipment necessary to your practice setting constitutes unprofessional conduct for purposes of ORS 689.405(1)(a).

       

    • (8) If an outlet files original prescriptions electronically, then the outlet must have a computer and software capable of storing and accessing electronically filed original prescriptions. 

       

    • (9) A pharmacy that dispenses prescriptions for a patient's self-administration must post signage to provide notification of the right to free, competent oral interpretation and translation services for patients who are of limited English proficiency, in compliance with federal and state regulations.

Required Attachments:
  • Controlled substance application* & copy of active DEA registration *If facility does not handle controlled substances, box indicating “Not Applicable” must be marked.
  • Copy of Resident State license/registration AND license/registration verification from Resident State (required only for applicants located outside of Oregon).
    • Online license/registration verifications accepted. Business name and owners listed on this application must match home state verification
    • Copy of most recent inspection report (required only for applicants located outside of Oregon).
      • If this facility performs sterile compounding, the sterile compounding inspection report is also required. 
  • If you answer “YES” to any disciplinary action questions, including pending disciplinary actions, all notices, citations, etc. and fully executed Board orders must be provided along with a detailed explanation.
  • Legible 8.5” x 11” floor plan which identifies the location of sinks, refrigerators, windows and doors. Windows and doors must be marked as secured or unsecured.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$225 application or owner/location change fee. $325 if dispensing or handling controlled substances. 

Due:

Annually by March 31.

Law:

Mail

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail.

Oregon Schedule II Precursor Registration

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Schedule II Precursor Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by November 30.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail.

Oregon Supervising Physician Dispensing Drug Outlet Registration

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Supervising Physician Dispensing Outlet

Agency Fee:

$175

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$175

Due:

Annually by February 28.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail.

Oregon Wholesaler or Manufacturer of Prophylactics and Contraceptives Registration

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Prophylactic/Contraceptive Application

Agency Fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$50

Due:

Annually by November 30.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail.

Oregon Wholesaler Registration - Class I (With Prescription)

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Wholesaler Class I Application

Agency Fee:

$400

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$400

Due:

Annually by August 31.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail.

Oregon Wholesaler Registration - Class II (Non-Prescription)

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Wholesaler Class II Application

Agency Fee:

$400

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$400

Due:

Annually by August 31.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail.

Oregon Wholesaler Registration - Class III

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Wholesaler Class III Application

Agency Fee:

$400

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$400

Due:

Annually by August 31.

Notes:

Renewal information is sent in the mail.

Individual Licenses

Oregon Individual Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Licenses

Oregon Certified Pharmacy Technician License

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Technician Initial License Application

Agency Fee:

$91.25

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Technician licenses expire the second June 30 from the date of issuance and cannot be renewed.

Oregon Pharmacist License

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Application for Licensure - Pharmacist (NAPLEX)

Agency Fee:

$151.25 ($60 application fee, $50 NAPLEX fee, $41.25 background check fee)

Original Ink:Not required

Reciprocal Registration

Form:

Application for Licensure - Pharmacist (Reciprocity)

Agency Fee:

$301.25 ($60 application fee, $200 reciprocity fee, $41.25 background check fee)

Original Ink:Not required

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

Renewal fees are issued to license holders in March of odd-numbered years.

Due:

Biennially, by June 30th of odd-numbered years.

Original Ink:Not required

Oregon Pharmacy Intern License

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Intern Application

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $41.25 background check fee.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Intern licenses expire on the last day of November following the second anniversary of issuance and cannot be renewed.

Oregon Pharmacy Technician License

Agency:Oregon State Board of Pharmacy

Initial Registration

Form:

Pharmacy Technician Initial License Application

Agency Fee:

$50 application fee + $41.25 background check fee.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Technician licenses expire the second June 30 from the date of issuance and cannot be renewed.

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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