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Non-Resident Pharmacy License



When to Apply

A pharmacy located outside Delaware must hold a Delaware Non-Resident Pharmacy permit in order to ship, mail, or deliver, in any manner, any controlled substance or prescription drug to a patient in Delaware (24 Del. C. §2535). Non-Resident Pharmacies must comply with Title 24, Chapter 25 of the Delaware Code when dispensing for Delaware clients.

Submit an application for Non-Resident Pharmacy licensure when:

  • Applying for an initial Delaware Non-Resident Pharmacy permit, or
  • Re-applying after a previous Delaware Non-Resident Pharmacy permit has lapsed and is no longer renewable, or
  • Applying for a new Non-Resident Pharmacy permit due to a change of ownership or controlling interest. (Permits are not transferable.) The application must be filed within 30 days of the ownership change.

You do not have to submit an application when either of the following events occurs.  In these situations, see Reporting Non-Resident Pharmacy Change of Address or Name below.

  • Relocation of pharmacy or other address change where no change in controlling interest has occurred
  • Name change where no change in controlling interest has occurred.


Important Information about Delaware Controlled Substances Registration


If the non-resident pharmacy dispenses controlled substances to patients in Delaware, submit a separate Facility Controlled Substances- Facility application in DELPROS.  If the non-resident pharmacy must submit a new application or re-application for a Non-Resident Pharmacy permit (e.g., due to ownership change), a new application or re-application for controlled substance registration application is also required.

 

IMPORTANT:
A Non-Resident Pharmacy must have a Delaware Pharmacy permit, Delaware controlled substance registration and federal DEA permit before storing and/or dispensing controlled substances in Delaware.


Information on How to Apply for a License in DELPROS

Applications are processed in DELPROS (Delaware Professional Regulation Online Services). The online license application process is simple and provides you with clear instructions throughout each stage of the application process. We strongly recommend that you understand what the requirements are for the license you are pursuing. Then, request and gather the documents you need before you begin the application process. Most of the information and forms are on this website. For further clarification of requirements, refer to your profession’s License Law and the Rules and Regulations.

In order to apply for a license or service request, you must have a DELPROS account. To create a new account or log into an existing DELPROS account, follow the instructions at the beginning of the application process. As part of the final steps of the application process, DELPROS instructs you to either “attach” or “upload” the required documents directly to your application and/or to “acknowledge” that you will either send them in yourself or make arrangements for “third-party” documents/forms to be sent to the Board office. Examples of “third-party forms” are transcripts from schools, employment verifications from a supervisor, and license verifications from another state. These forms usually require a signature, seal, or notary, therefore, must be mailed into the Board office directly. All documents received by mail are scanned and attached to the appropriate license records.

In DELPROS, you have the ability to save your application and return to it to edit/update information or upload documents for up to six months. However, if you do not submit your application within six months, you will have to restart your online application process. The Board office begins processing applications shortly after submission in the portal. You may check the status of your application in the DELPROS system throughout the whole process and we will correspond with you by email. The requirements for this license type are provided in the following section(s).


Requirements

These requirements apply to all applications, whether initial filing or re-application. In addition to submitting the application and fee in DELPROS, you must submit:

  • A copy of each permit, registration or license held by this pharmacy in the jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia) where it is located and dispenses medications.
  • A separate list for each owner, corporate officer, pharmacist and non-registered pharmacy employee listed on the online application with:
    • Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Mailing Address
  • A sample label showing the pharmacy’s toll-free number 24 Del. C. §2537(a)(4) and the following requirements from 24 Del. C. §2522(b):
    • Prescription number
    • The date the prescription is dispensed
    • Patient’s full name
    • Brand or established name and strength of the drug to the extent that it can be measured
    • Practitioner’s directions as found on the prescription
    • Practitioner’s name
    • Name and address of the dispensing pharmacy or practitioner
  • A copy of the most recent inspection report from the licensing agency of the jurisdiction where the pharmacy is located.
  • A sample patient profile that meets the requirements of Section 5.0 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations. Label each of the following required items on the sample profile:
    • Patient’s family name and first name
    • Patient’s address and phone number (or location in institution)
    • Patient’s gender and age or date of birth
    • Original date the medication is dispensed after receiving the prescription
    • Number or designation for prescription
    • Prescriber’s name
    • Name, strength, quantity, directions and refill information of drug dispensed
    • Appropriate directions must also be present if medication is for patients in institutions
    • Initials of dispensing pharmacist and date of dispensing medication as a refill if those initials and date are not recorded on original prescription
    • If patient refuses to give all or part of the required information, indicate and initial in the appropriate area
    • Pharmacist comments relevant to the patient’s drug therapy, including any other information peculiar to the specific patient or drug
    • Notes on the patient’s allergies, idiosyncrasies, chronic diseases, frequently used over-the-counter medications.  If none, this must also be shown on the profile.


Reporting a Manufacturer Name Change

If the facility’s name changes, but there is no change in ownership nor in location, submit a Name Change Service Request in DELPROS. The license number will not change. When completed, you will be notified and you may print the updated license.


Controlled Substances Registration

IMPORTANT: The facility also manufacturers controlled substances, you must submit a separate Controlled Substances – Facility application in the DELPROS online portal.

If the pharmacy opens additional sites where medications will be dispensed, you must submit an application for a permit for each additional business site. 


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