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Pharmacy Remodeling



Requirements for All Remodeling Applications

In-state Retail or Hospital pharmacies must notify the Board office of plans to remodel and obtain a permit for the remodeled pharmacy.

  • Enclose the non-refundable remodeling fee by check or money order made payable to “State of Delaware.”
  • Enclose three sets (copies) of the plans for the remodeled pharmacy department.
    • Plans must be drawn to scale and should include the location of the sink, all doors, storage room, approved Schedule II controlled substance safe, security systems, and counters. For specific requirements, refer to 24 Del. C. §2533 and Section 3.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.
    • Plans must also show the type of alarm system installed and the name, address, and phone of the provider.
  • Arrange for the pharmacist-in-charge to sign the PHARMACIST IN CHARGE ACKNOWLEDGMENT section.
  • Submit a sample patient profile that meets the requirements in Section 5.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.


Requirements Related to Temporary Facility

If the pharmacy will operate from a temporary location during the remodeling, requirements depend on where the temporary facility is.

  • If the temporary facility is in the same building and has the same mailing address as the permanent facility undergoing remodeling, the remodeling application is also an application for a temporary permit for the temporary pharmacy. In this situation, it is not necessary to file a separate application for the temporary pharmacy. Enclose three sets of plans for the temporary location with the remodeling application. Make clear which set of plans are for the remodeled location and which are for the temporary location.
  • If the temporary facility is in a different building or has a different mailing address than the permanent facility undergoing remodeling, the remodeling application does not cover the temporary pharmacy. In this situation, you must file an Application for In-State Pharmacy Permit for the temporary pharmacy following the instructions. You may submit the Application for In-State Pharmacy Permit with the remodeling application or separately.
    • If you submit them together, make clear which documents (e.g., plans) pertain to which application.
    • If you submit them separately, make sure that each application references the other.

 

Inspection Requirement

The temporary facility, regardless of whether or not it is in the same building, must also be inspected before it begins operation. A pharmacy representative must notify the Board office when the temporary location is ready for inspection.

The Board will review and tentatively approve the remodeling application contingent on the pharmacy passing final inspection. A pharmacy representative must notify the Board office when the remodeled pharmacy is ready for inspection. When the pharmacy passes the final inspection, the Board office will transfer the prior license number to the remodeled pharmacy.


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