State Boards


United States of America
State Boards of Pharmacy and Resources

    The practice of pharmacy and the management and operation of pharmacies are hereby declared to affect the public health, safety and welfare of the people of Alabama, and thereby subject to regulation and control in the public interest.
    It is the purpose of this board to promote, preserve, and protect the public health, safety, and welfare by and through the effective control and regulation of the practice of pharmacy.
    The Arizona State Board of Pharmacy protects the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Arizona by regulating the practice of pharmacy and the distribution, sale and storage of prescription medications and devices and non-prescription medications.
    The purpose of the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy is to promote, preserve, and protect the public health, safety, and welfare by and through the effective regulation of the many aspects of the drug delivery system.
    The Board of Pharmacy protects and promotes the health and safety of Californians by pursuing the highest quality of pharmacist’s care and the appropriate use of pharmaceuticals through education, communication, licensing, legislation, regulation, and enforcement.
    Department of Regulatory Agencies DORA is dedicated to preserving the integrity of the marketplace and is committed to promoting a fair and competitive business environment in Colorado. Consumer protection is our mission.
    It’s our mission to ensure a fair and equitable marketplace, safe products and services for consumers in the industries that we license, regulate and enforce.
    The Delaware Board of Pharmacy, hereafter designated as the “the Board”, regulates and polices the practice of pharmacy and the registration of drug outlets engaged in the manufacture, production, sale and distribution of drugs, medications and such materials as may be used in the diagnosis and treatment of injury, and prevention of illness and disease.
    The Board of Pharmacy regulates the practice of pharmacy and the practice of pharmaceutical detailing in the District of Columbia.
    To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.
    It is illegal for any person or entity to purchase compounded medications within the state or out of state for office use or dispensing unless the company you are purchasing from has all necessary federal and state manufacturing licenses and all applicable state wholesale licenses. All compounded medications must be patient specific.
  • Guam
    The Professional and Vocational Licensing Division (PVL) is responsible for implementing the licensing regulations for 48 different professions and vocations including the Board of Pharmacy.
    Our mission is to promote, preserve and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by and through the effective control and regulation of the practice of pharmacy.
    The mission of the Division of Professional Regulation is to serve, safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of the public by ensuring that licensure qualifications and standards for professional practice are properly evaluated, applied and enforced.

To provide efficient and effective administrative support services to Indiana’s professional licensing boards and commissions in order to facilitate the delivery of competent consumer services by regulated professionals to the citizens of Indiana.

To provide an expedient licensing process for regulated professionals by maintaining a climate that fosters the growth of commerce while ensuring the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of our great state.

    The Board is responsible for regulating the practice of pharmacy and the legal distribution and dispensing of prescription drugs and precursor substances throughout the State. The responsibilities of the Board include but are not limited to:
    To ensure that all persons and entities conducting business relating to the practice of pharmacy in this state are properly licensed and registered so as to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare and to promote the education and understanding of pharmacy related practices.
    The Kentucky Board of Pharmacy serves the Commonwealth to promote, preserve, and protect the public health, safety, and welfare through effective regulation of the practice of Pharmacy.
    The Board of Pharmacy accomplishes this mission through examination, testing and credentialing of prospective pharmacists, regulation and discipline of all licensed pharmacists, and through appropriate communication of information and laws pertaining to the practice of Pharmacy in Kentucky.
    The Louisiana Board of Pharmacy was created by the Louisiana Legislature in 1888. The legislature charged the Board with the authority and responsibility of regulating the profession and practice of pharmacy in the interest of the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the state of Louisiana.
    The Board accomplishes its mission through two broad objectives to restrict the entry into the practice of pharmacy to those persons meeting the minimum qualifications for licensure, and then to monitor and regulate the professional practice of its licensees to ensure their compliance with the laws and rules governing the practice of pharmacy.
    The mission of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation is to protect the citizens of Maine through the regulation of State-chartered financial institutions, the insurance industry, grantors of consumer credit, the securities industry, and numerous professions and occupations providing services to the public.
    The Department protects consumers through its licensing, examining, and auditing activities; by conducting programs aimed at increasing voluntary compliance with State laws; by investigating possible violations of law; and by undertaking enforcement actions. The Department responds to consumer complaints and requests for information and conducts educational and outreach programs to make consumers aware of their rights under Maine laws.
    The Mission of the Maryland Board of Pharmacy is to protect Maryland consumers and to promote quality healthcare in the field of pharmacy through licensing pharmacists, registering pharmacy technicians, and issuing permits to pharmacies and distributors; setting standards for the practice of pharmacy through regulations and legislation; educating consumers; and receiving and resolving complaints from the public.
    To promote, preserve, and protect the public health, safety, and welfare by fostering the provision of quality pharmaceutical care to the citizens of Massachusetts through the regulation of the practice of pharmacy, the operation of pharmacies, and the distribution of prescription drugs in the public interest.

The Massachusetts Board of Registration In Pharmacy will assume a leadership role in regulating the practice of pharmacy and act in accordance with the highest standards of ethics, accountability, efficiency, effectiveness, and openness.

    The Public Health Code, by Section 17722, grants authority to the Board of Pharmacy to regulate, control, and inspect the character and standards of pharmacy practice and of drugs manufactured, distributed, prescribed, dispensed, and administered or issued in this State and procure samples, and limit or prevent the sale of drugs that do not comply with this section’s provisions; prescribe minimum criteria for the use of professional and technical equipment in reference to the compounding and dispensing of drugs; grant pharmacy licenses for each separate place of practice of a dispensing prescriber who meets requirements for drug control licensing; and granting licenses to manufacturer/wholesaler distributors of prescription drugs.
    The Board also has the obligation to discipline licensees who have adversely affected the public’s health, safety, and welfare.
    The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy exists to protect the public from adulterated, misbranded, and illicit drugs, and from unethical or unprofessional conduct on the part of pharmacists or other licensees, and to provide a reasonable assurance of professional competency in the practice of pharmacy by enforcing the Pharmacy Practice Act M.S. 151, State Controlled Substances Act M.S. 152 and various other statutes.

The Board strives to fulfill its mission through a combination of regulatory activity, and technical consultation and support for pharmacy practices through the issuance of advisories on pharmacy practice issues, and through education of pharmacy practitioners.

Mission of the Board is to protect and promote the health of Mississippi citizens by regulating and controlling the practice of pharmacy and the distribution of prescription drugs and devices.

It is the mission of the Division of Professional Registration to serve and protect the public by providing an accessible, responsible and accountable regulatory system that:

    The Montana Department of Labor and Industry promotes the well-being of Montana’s workers, employers, and citizens, and upholds their rights and responsibilities.
    We are committed to being responsive to communities and businesses at the local level. We have a dedicated and professional staff who constantly interact with Montana citizens from across the state to assist them in understanding and applying Montana’s labor and discrimination laws.
  • Nebraska Our Mission: Helping people live better lives.

Our Mission:To allow all Nevadans access to the information they need regarding their health care concerns. To assist consumers and injured employees in understanding their rights and responsibilities under various health care plans and policies of industrial insurance

The primary mission of the Board of Pharmacy is to promote, preserve, and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of New Hampshire by fostering the provision of quality pharmaceutical care.

    The duties of the Board include the licensure and regulation of pharmacists, pharmacies, limited retail drug distributors, and prescription drug/device manufacturers/wholesalers
    The Board also registers pharmacy technicians and out-of-state mail-order pharmacies. Other duties in which the Board is responsible include the investigation of pharmacy-related consumer complaints and incidents of prescription/controlled drug diversion.
    The Board continuously monitors the practice of pharmacy in New Hampshire through the ongoing inspection of pharmacies throughout the state in order to ensure that the citizens of New Hampshire continue to receive the safe, quality pharmaceutical care they have come to expect.
    The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs protects the public from fraud, deceit and misrepresentation in the sale of goods and services.
    This board licenses and regulates pharmacies (in state and out of state), pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy interns in the State of New Jersey.
    Inquiries or complaints may be forwarded to Mr. Anthony Rubinaccio, Executive Director, Board of Pharmacy, PO Box 45013, Newark, NJ 07101, (973) 504-6450 or via e-mail.
    The New Mexico Board of Pharmacy regulates the pharmaceutical industry that includes licensing pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacist interns, pharmacies, hospitals, nursing homes, public health clinics, drug research facilities and boarding homes.
    The Board also educates the public about the proper use of prescription medications.
    The Board of Pharmacy investigates complaints dealing with misfiled prescriptions; controlled substance thefts; dispensing adulterated and unapproved drugs; failure to properly communicate side effects of prescription medications to patients; and other violations dealing with unprofessional conduct.

New York’s unique system of professional regulation, recognized as a model for public protection, has grown to encompass 800,000 practitioners and over 30,000 professional practice business entities in 50rofessions.

The North Carolina Board of Pharmacy was created by the North Carolina Legislature (Chapter 90 Article 4A) to protect the public health, safety and welfare in pharmaceutical matters.- The Board sets standards for academic and practical experience programs prior to licensure, issues permits to operate pharmacies and annually renews licenses and permits

    The board is responsible for examining and licensing applicants for licensure as pharmacists, for issuing permits to operate pharmacies, and for regulating and controlling the dispensing of prescription drugs and the practice of pharmacy for the protection of the health, welfare and safety of the citizens of the state.

The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy is the single State agency in Ohio responsible for administering and enforcing laws governing the legal distribution of drugs.

The Mission of the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Oklahoma by regulating and enforcing the laws regarding the practice of pharmacy and the manufacturing, sales, distribution and storage of drugs, medicines, chemicals and poisons.

    The mission of the Oregon State Board of Pharmacy is to promote, preserve and protect the public health, safety and welfare by ensuring high standards in the practice of pharmacy and by regulating the quality, manufacture, sale and distribution of drugs.

  • Pennsylvania
    The State Board of Pharmacy regulates the practice of pharmacy in Pennsylvania. The Board registers pharmacy interns and licenses pharmacists and pharmacies.

The Board is charged with passing upon initial qualifications for licensure and with imposing sanctions against persons and businesses who violate the Pharmacy Act. The Board’s regulations govern practice standards; drug storage; security and dispensing requirements; facility requirements; licensure requirements; internships; and continuing education.

  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
    The primary mission of the Rhode Island Department of Health is to prevent disease and to protect and promote the health and safety of the people of Rhode Island.
    The S.C. Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation promotes the safety and health of employees through compliance inspections, recordkeeping, and the compilation of statistics.
  • South Dakota

To ensure that all licensed pharmacy practitioners conform to South Dakota Laws and Board of Pharmacy rules;

To ensure that all licensed outlets conform to South Dakota Laws and Board of Pharmacy rules;

To perform initial licensure of pharmacy practitioners by examination or reciprocity and insure that all licenses are renewed properly; and

To administer the licensure and inspection of wholesale drug distributors and non-resident pharmacies delivering prescription drugs to South Dakota.

Our mission is to serve Tennesseans by providing a fair, flexible, and positive regulatory environment for pharmacy related industries. In support of this mission, the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy is committed to:

Maintaining public confidence in the integrity of the Pharmacy industry and professions;

Establishing policies that protect the public while balancing the interest of the consumers, industries, and professionals;

Providing services and information to assist the public in responding to the regulated industry or profession; and

Enhancing the quality of life, health and safety for the citizens of Tennessee.

The Texas State Board of Pharmacy is the state agency responsible for the licensure and discipline of Texas pharmacists and pharmacies. Look here for information about the Board’s mission, Compact with Texans, policies and guidelines, members, staff, public information reports, statutes, meeting agendas, calendar of events and more

The mission of DOPL is to protect the public and to enhance commerce through licensing and regulation

  • Vermont On this page you will find links to the laws governing this profession, as well as resources for applicants, licensees, consumers and employers.
  • Virgin Islands

DHP mission is to ensure safe and competent patient care by licensing health professionals, enforcing standards of practice, and providing information to health care practitioners and the public.

The board accomplishes this through a variety of activities working with the Department of Health, Health Professions Quality Assurance.

The Board of Pharmacy, provides for its powers and duties generally, and sets forth requirements for licensure and permitting of Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Interns, and Pharmacies.

  • Wisconsin
    The Department of Safety and Professional Services is responsible for ensuring the safe and competent practice of licensed professionals in Wisconsin.The department also administers and enforces laws to assure safe and sanitary conditions in public and private buildings and regulates petroleum products and petroleum storage tank systems.It provides administrative services to the state occupational regulatory authorities responsible for regulation of occupations and offers policy assistance in such areas as evaluating and establishing new professional licensing programs, creating routine procedures for legal proceedings, and adjusting policies in response to public needs.

The Board of Pharmacy is that State agency charged with the responsibility of protecting the health and welfare of the residents of Wyoming regarding pharmaceutical services.

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