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        Board Email:Contact.Pharmacy@llr.sc.gov
        Board Phone:(803) 896-4700
        Administrator:Lee Ann Bundrick, R.Ph.
        Assistant Administrator:Traci Collier, R.Ph.
        Board Staff:Sheila Young, R.Ph.
        Board Staff:Ray Trotter, R.Ph.
        Board Staff:Marilyn Crouch
        Board Staff:Beverly Gould
        Board Staff:Sally Green
        Board Staff:Michael Rowland
        Board Staff: Tanya Styles
        Advice Counsel:   Adam Russell (Discipline)   **
        Advice Counsel:   Darra Coleman (Policy)   **
        Directions:110 Centerview Dr, Columbia SC

**The Office of Advice Counsel is responsible for
providing legal advice to all Boards, Commissions
and Panels. These attorneys do not provide legal
advice to parties outside LLR.

South Carolina Board of Pharmacy

Permits and Registrations Required

IN-STATE PERMITS

Correctly completed applications for new permits must be received in the Board of Pharmacy office at least 45 days before the opening date of the facility. An on-site inspection is required before a permit will be issued.

A Pharmacy Permit is required for any facility located in South Carolina that dispenses drugs requiring a prescription or order from a practitioner licensed to prescribe drugs. A permit holder and a pharmacist-in-charge must be designated on every pharmacy permit application.

A Non-Dispensing Drug Outlet Permit is required for any facility located in South Carolina that administers and/or stores legend drugs. Facilities requiring a Non- Dispensing Drug Outlet Permit include, but are not limited to clinics, wholesalers, manufacturers, 3PLs and distributors. A Non-Dispensing Drug Outlet Permit requires a consultant pharmacist, unless the facility is engaged in manufacturing, wholesaling, or distributing.

A Federally-Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Drug Outlet Permit is required for FQHC delivery sites to store, administer and distribute patient-specific labeled medications received from a permitted FQHC pharmacy or contracted pharmacy. This permit requires a consultant pharmacist.

A Medical Gases/Legend Devices Permit allows a facility to dispense to a patient, or a patient's agent, medical gases and legend devices on the order of a licensed practitioner. This permit requires a consultant who is a SC-licensed physician, respiratory therapist, registered nurse, or pharmacist to be responsible and accountable for duties of the Consultant Pharmacist as provided in section 40-43-86 (C).

An EMS Non-Dispensing Drug Outlet Permit is required for EMS, First Responders and Medical Transport companies administering oxygen and legend drugs to patients.

An Outsourcing Facility Permit is required for 503B outsourcing facilities registered with the FDA. The facility must also have either a current Pharmacy permit or a Non- dispensing Drug Outlet permit as a manufacturer.

OUT-OF-STATE PERMITS

A Non-Resident Pharmacy Permit authorizes facilities outside of this State to dispense legend drugs and/or devices in this State. The pharmacist-in-charge does not have to be licensed in South Carolina. A S.C. controlled substance registration is required to distribute into the state. The controlled substances registration and PMP reporting requirements are listed below.

A Non-Resident Wholesale/Distributor and/or Manufacturer Permit is required for all wholesalers, distributors, manufacturers, repackagers and reverse distributors of legend drugs and/or devices. A S.C. controlled substance registration is required to distribute or take possession of controlled substances.

A Non-Resident Medical Gas/Legend Device Permit is required to dispense to a patient, or a patient's agent, medical gases and legend devices (DME) on the order of a licensed practitioner.

A Non-Resident Third Party Logistics Provider Permit is required to distribute legend drugs and/or devices for manufacturers and/or wholesale distributors.

A Non-Resident Outsourcing Facility Permit is required for 503B outsourcing facilities registered with the FDA to distribute into this State. The facility must also have a current S.C. Non-resident Pharmacy permit or a Non-resident Wholesale/Distributor and/or Manufacturer permit as a manufacturer.

OWNERSHIP, NAME AND LOCATION CHANGES

Change of Ownership: A new application must be submitted for a change in ownership of 50% or more. A less than 50% change requires written notification of the date of the transaction and the name, address and percentage of change in ownership of the new owners.

Name Change: A Change of name for a facility requires a new application and application fee. The change or addition of a doing business as (dba) name requires a written request to change or add a dba name.

Change of Location: A change in location from one city to another requires a new application and application fee. If relocating with the same city, a Relocation Application and $50 fee is required. In-state permits relocating within the same city will be inspected after relocation.

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE REGISTRATION

Controlled Substances: All in-state and out-of-state facilities that dispense or distribute controlled substances into the state of South Carolina must obtain a S.C. Controlled Substances Registration from the SCDHEC Bureau of Drug Control and a Federal DEA Registration. For in-state applicants, neither the S.C. Controlled Substances Registration nor the Federal DEA Registration will be issued until after the correct Board of Pharmacy permit has been issued; however, you may submit all of the applications to the respective agencies at the same time, indicating that the State permit number is pending.

The application for controlled substance registration is on the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control website: www.dhec.sc.gov/Health/FHPF/DrugControlRegisterVerify/NewRegistations/

Prescription Monitoring Program: All SC-permitted pharmacies must also register with SCDHEC-Bureau of Drug Control Prescription Monitoring Program. If you do not dispense controlled substances, you must request an exemption from PMP reporting requirements. Contact PMP at scripts@dhec.sc.gov or (803) 896-0688.

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