Apply for a pharmacy license

Applications and instructions to apply for a new pharmacy, including a nuclear pharmacy, can be found here.

Board of Registration in Pharmacy

The Details   of Apply for a pharmacy license

What you need   for Apply for a pharmacy license

Retail Drug Store Permit

  • $750 non-refundable and non-transferable fee – includes application and controlled substance registration fees (There will be a $23 handling charge for returned checks.)
  • If proposing to locate within any healthcare facility, documentation of approval from the facility’s licensing body(s).
  • Blueprint/architectural drawing* with the pharmacy** outlined in RED, drawn to scale with the following items clearly labeled:
  • square footage*** 
  • prescription area
  • a legend explaining all abbreviations
  • patient consultation area
  • drop off and pickup windows
  • pick-up bins
  • refrigerator, if applicable
  • safe
  • sink
  • designated non-sterile compounding area (draft 247 CMR 18.00 will require 10 square feet of counter space for non-sterile compounding)
  • other pertinent details

 *Blueprint/architectural drawing must be stamped with an architect’s seal along with the architect’s signature.

**Sterile and complex non-sterile compounding pharmacies will need to provide additional details as outlined in the online application.

***DO NOT include areas such as consultation rooms, front store area, offices, or restrooms in the proposed licensed square footage total.

Nuclear Pharmacy License

  • $750 non-refundable and non-transferable fee – includes application and controlled substance registration fees (There will be a $23 handling charge for returned checks.)
  • Copy of DPH Radiation Control Program (RCP) license.
  • Certified blueprint* with the pharmacy outlined in RED, drawn to scale with the following items clearly labeled:
  • square footage
  • prescription / compounding area(s)
  • a legend explaining all abbreviations
  • refrigerator, if applicable
  • safe, if applicable
  • sink
  • proposed pharmacy layout outlined in red, include square footage of each room
  • location and ISO classification of each primary and secondary engineering control
  • air flow
  • room pressurization
  • detailed HVAC design plan and written description
  • location of any exposed plumbing system pipes
  • location of any pass-throughs
  • non-sterile compounding room, including placement of containment hood(s)
  • drug storage area
  • other pertinent details

*Certified blueprint must be stamped with an architect’s seal along with the architect’s signature.

How to apply   Apply for a pharmacy license

Go to the Health Professions Licensing Portal  and create an account, or log into your existing account. If this is your first time using this new portal, please visit Health Professions Licensing System User Guide.

Contact   for Apply for a pharmacy license

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