There are a variety of ways to obtain an independent pharmacist license.
You can apply online through the National Association of Independent Pharmacists, or you can call your local pharmacy and ask for a referral.
You may also apply online for an emergency pharmacy license.
An emergency pharmacy is needed to fill prescriptions that are not immediately available for purchase.
An expired emergency pharmacy permit is required to carry out emergency operations.
There are three different types of emergency dispensing: emergency, emergency and nonemergency.
The three categories of dispensing are different in each state, and each requires different forms of identification and documentation.
For more information on emergency dispensations, click here.
If you are applying to become an independent doctor, you must have a doctor’s certificate from a state or territory that lists the state of residence.
The doctor certificate is the only proof you need to apply.
You must also be 18 years old and have completed at least six years of schooling.
An applicant must complete a written interview and complete an online application form.
The application is submitted through the Department of Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) website.
You will need to provide a completed application with all required information, including a copy of your driver’s license or a government issued ID, if you do not have one.
The applicant must provide proof of your residency in the state where you want to work and a letter from your physician certifying that the applicant meets the requirements for a doctor certificate.
Applicants must complete and submit the application within 90 days of the date of the appointment, or within 10 days of a written request to extend the time.
An appointment is not required for emergency dispensings, but an emergency is required for nonemerging emergency orders.
A temporary appointment is required if the emergency order requires immediate delivery.
A copy of the certificate will be required.
The emergency order must be signed by the physician and include the following: The name of the applicant, a brief description of the emergency, and the address of the pharmacy where the emergency medication will be dispensed.
The pharmacist must sign the certificate.
The pharmacy must be located within 10 miles of the patient’s address.
A photograph of the pharmacist.
The name, address, and signature of the licensed pharmacy official.
The license holder must complete the form on the internet.
A pharmacist can also request an emergency prescription from a local emergency number, if there are no other pharmacies within 10 mile of the location where the patient will be receiving treatment.
Emergency prescriptions may be dispended without a physician’s certificate.
If a pharmacist requests an emergency order, the pharman must complete, sign, and mail the prescription to the address on the certificate provided on the application.
Emergency orders must be for a prescribed prescription that has not been made available for sale.
An ambulance, police, or fire department can issue emergency orders to a pharman.
An individual or a business may apply to have a pharma licensed as an emergency pharmacist if it has a physical location within 10 feet of the address and a physical presence of 20 people or more in the area.
The State of Washington does not require a pharmacy to be certified as an ambulance or fire service.
An Emergency Pharmacy is required by the Department, however, if the pharmacy is located within 30 miles of a person’s home or business.
You are required to provide proof that the pharmacy has the authority to dispense emergency prescriptions and the following information: A list of the medications and dosage forms, including the amount of the prescription and any other required documentation.
A list by pharmacy and street address of all other pharmacies that are authorized to dispence the medication.
The address of each location where emergency prescriptions are dispensed and the name of each individual or business authorized to supply the medication at that location.
The date of each prescription.
A record of each medication dispensed at the location.
You cannot dispense medication at the address provided on your application, unless it is part of a plan for emergency treatment.
A prescription must be received within 14 days of your application and must include the name and address of a physician who will administer the medication, the patient number, the name, date of birth, and social security number of the physician, and a description of any medical conditions that may affect the medication you are requesting.
You should also include the patient information on a signed prescription.
If the pharmacy cannot issue a prescription, the pharmacy must obtain a prescription from the nearest state or federal pharmacy.
The medication must be prescribed by a physician or other person with the necessary training and qualifications to dispare the medication safely and safely.
You need to present a copy in order to receive the prescription.
For information on getting your emergency prescription, visit the Department’s website.
If an emergency occurs, the physician will notify the appropriate state or local authorities and then call 911.
The ambulance service will be notified.
The person who dispenses the medication