(a) The Board shall issue a license to each applicant who meets the requirements of
this chapter for licensure to practice pharmacy and who pays the fee established under
§ 2511 of this title.
(b) A license to practice pharmacy must be renewed biennially, in a manner determined
by the Division. License renewal must include the completion and submission of a renewal form provided
by the Division, payment of the appropriate fee, and proof that the licensee has met
the continuing education requirements established by the Board.
(c) The Board shall not renew any license to any applicant unless and until the applicant
has offered proof that the applicant has completed continuing professional education
(1) The distribution, dispensing or delivery of controlled substances, as defined
in this chapter; or
(2) The detection and recognition of symptoms, patterns of behavior, or other characteristic
of impairment and dependency resulting from the abusive or illegal use of controlled
(3) Other topics as the Board deems appropriate.
(d) The Board, in its rules and regulations, shall determine the period of time within
which a licensee may renew that licensee’s own license, notwithstanding the fact that
the licensee failed to renew that licensee’s own license on or before the designated
renewal date; provided, however, that the period of time may not exceed 1 year beyond
the designated renewal date.
(e) A licensee, upon the licensee's written request, may be placed on inactive status
for no more than 4 years. A licensee on inactive status who desires to reactivate that licensee’s own license
shall complete and submit an application form approved by the Board, submit the renewal
fee set by the Division, and submit proof of fulfillment of the continuing education
requirements established by the Board.
(f) If a licensee is on inactive status for more than 4 years, that licensee may be
relicensed, but only by following the reentry process established by the Board in
its rules and regulations.
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