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Board of Registration in Pharmacy

The Details

What you need

Requirements

  • The pharmacist who is to managing and operating the pharmacy or pharmacy department must complete and sign the checklist and application form.
  • A statement of the scheduled hours for the pharmacy or pharmacy department. This includes regular opening and closing times for each day of the week.
  • A payment of the application fee, listed below.
  • An application for a Massachusetts controlled substance registration.
    • This application includes a fee, listed below.
  • An official blueprint or certified architectural plans drawn to scale.
    • It must show both the prescription and patient consultation areas.
    • The pharmacy department must be outlined in red.
  • If the corporation is incorporated in the Commonwealth:
    • Submit a copy of the corporation's Articles of Organization, signed and sealed by the Secretary of State.
  • If the corporation in incorporated is in another state:
    • Submit a copy of the corporation's Foreign Corporation Certificate, signed and sealed by the Secretary of State pursuant to M.G.L. c.181, § 4.
  • A statement of the name and address of each officer and director of the corporation and the position held.
  • The d/b/a name of the business.
  • If the corporation is not publicly owned, list the:
    • Total amount and type of stock issued to each stockholder.
    • The names and addresses of said stockholder(s).
  • Signed affidavit
    • You must sign the affidavit on the application and have it witnessed by a Notary Public.
  • Any additional information as determined by the Board.

Fees

  • We accept either a checks or money orders, payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable
Name Fee Unit
Application for registration to manage and operate a new community pharmacy $525 each
Application for MA controlled substance registration $225 each
Handling charge for returned checks $23 each

How to apply

  1. Complete all applicable forms. They can be found below under the Downloads section.
    • Registration to Manage and Operate a New Community Pharmacy
    • Pharmacy Hours
    • Controlled Substance Registration
  2. Include payment of all applicable fees as checks or money orders
  3. Mail applications, fee payments, and all other attachments to:

Board of Registration in Pharmacy
239 Causeway St.
Suite 200, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114

Downloads

Contact

Address

239 Causeway St., 5th Floor, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02114

Phone

Fax

(617) 973-0980

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