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The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy enforces rules dealing with drug distribution by drug manufacturers, wholesalers, pharmacies, physicians, dentists, and other practitioners. The board issues all licenses dealing with pharmacists and pharmacies. The board administers the states controlled substance prescription monitoring program.
Application for a Pharmacy License
Applications are available on the Board website at Licensing and Registration.
Please contact Board office or check the board website for a checklist for opening a pharmacy.
New Pharmacy and Ownership Change License fee - Original - $190 + $19 OET surcharge = $209 total
Licensing surcharge to be assessed
The Minnesota Legislature passed legislation requiring a 10% surcharge of no less than $5 and no more than $150 on each business, commercial, professional or occupational license. The funding from this surcharge will go to MN.IT Services (formerly Office of Enterprise Technology (OET)), which is establishing an electronic licensing system for the state. The surcharge will be in place through June 30, 2015. See Minn. Stat. § 16E.22.
Period of Issuance:
July 1 - June 30 annually.
Length of Determination Process:
On site inspections of pharmacies located within the state of Minnesota are required before license will be issued.