Law:Title 3. Health Professions. Subtitle J. Pharmacy And Pharmacists from Chapter 561. Renewal Of Pharmacy License (Texas)

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Subtitle J. Pharmacy And Pharmacists

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Chapter 561. Renewal Of Pharmacy License

Section  561.001.  Expiration Of License.

(a) A pharmacy license expires May 31 of each year.

(b)  The board may adopt a system under which pharmacy licenses expire on various dates during the year or every other year, as appropriate.

(c)  If the board changes the expiration date of a license, the board shall prorate the license renewal fee to cover the number of months for which the license is valid for the year in which the date is changed. The total license renewal fee is due on the new expiration date.

Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 14.307(a), eff. Sept. 1, 2001.



Section  561.002.  Pharmacy License Renewal.

A pharmacy license must be renewed annually or biennially as determined by the board.

Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 14.306(b), eff. Sept. 1, 2001.



Section  561.003.  Requirements For Renewal.

(a) The board by rule shall establish:

(1)  procedures to be followed for renewal of a pharmacy license;

(2)  the fees to be paid for renewal of a pharmacy license; and

(3)   the standards in each classification that each pharmacy and the pharmacy's employees involved in the practice of pharmacy must meet to qualify for relicensing as a pharmacy.

(b)  A pharmacy license may be renewed by:

(1)  payment of a renewal fee set by the board; and

(2)  filing with the board a completed application for a license renewal certificate given under oath before the expiration date of the license or license renewal certificate.

(c)  A pharmacy whose license has been expired for 90 days or less may renew the expired license by paying to the board a renewal fee that is equal to one and one-half times the normally required renewal fee for the license.

(d)  A pharmacy whose license has been expired for more than 90 days but less than one year may renew the expired license by paying to the board a renewal fee that is equal to two times the normally required renewal fee for the license.

(e)  If a pharmacy's license has been expired for one year or more, the pharmacy may not renew the license.  The pharmacy may obtain a new license by complying with the requirements and procedures for obtaining an original license.

Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1345, Sec. 19, eff. September 1, 2005.



Section 561.0031.  Additional Renewal Requirement For Class E Pharmacy.

(a) In addition to the renewal requirements under Section 561.003, the board shall require that a Class E pharmacy have on file with the board an inspection report issued:

(1)  not more than three years before the date the renewal application is received; and

(2)  by the pharmacy licensing board in the state of the pharmacy's physical location, except as provided by Subsection (b).

(b)  A Class E pharmacy may have on file with the board an inspection report issued by an entity other than the pharmacy licensing board of the state in which the pharmacy is physically located if the requirements of Section 560.052(f) are met.

Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1345, Sec. 20, eff. September 1, 2005.



Section  561.004.  Issuance Of License Renewal Certificate.

On timely receipt of a completed application and renewal fee, the board shall issue a license renewal certificate that contains:

(1)  the pharmacy license number;

(2)  the period for which the license is renewed; and

(3)  other information the board determines necessary.

Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.



Section  561.005.  Suspension Of Pharmacy License For Nonrenewal.

(a) The board shall suspend the license and remove from the register of licensed pharmacies the name of a pharmacy that does not file a completed application and pay the renewal fee on or before the date the license expires.

(b)  After review by the board, the board may determine that Subsection (a) does not apply if the license is the subject of a pending investigation or disciplinary action.

Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1254, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 14.307(b), eff. Sept. 1, 2001.


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