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A. Any person who desires to operate or maintain the operation of a pharmacy or who engages in an activity in this state requiring licensure by the board shall apply to the board for the proper license and shall meet the requirements of the board and pay the fee for the license and its renewal.
B. The board shall issue the following classes of licenses that shall be defined and limited by regulation of the board:
(1) retail pharmacy;
(2) nonresident pharmacy;
(3) wholesale drug distributor;
(4) drug manufacturer;
(5) hospital pharmacy;
(6) industrial health clinic;
(7) community health clinic;
(8) department of health public health offices;
(9) custodial care facility;
(10) home care services;
(11) emergency medical services;
(12) animal control facilities;
(13) wholesaler, retailer or distributor of veterinary drugs bearing the legend: “caution: federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian”. Such drugs may be sold or dispensed by any person possessing a retail pharmacy license, outsourcing facility license, repackager license, wholesale drug distributor's license or drug manufacturer's license issued by the board, without the necessity of acquiring an additional license for veterinary drugs;
(14) returned drugs processors;
(15) drug research facilities;
(16) drug warehouses;
(17) contact lens sellers;
(18) medicinal gas repackagers;
(19) medicinal gas sellers;
(20) outsourcing facilities;
(21) repackagers; and
(22) third-party logistics providers.
C. Every application for the issuance or biennial renewal of:
(1) a license for a retail pharmacy, nonresident pharmacy, hospital pharmacy or drug research facility shall be accompanied by a fee set by the board in an amount not to exceed three hundred dollars ($300) per year;
(2) a license for a wholesale drug distributor, drug manufacturer, drug warehouse, outsourcing facility, repackager or third-party logistics provider shall be accompanied by a fee not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) per year;
(3) a license for a custodial care facility or a returned drugs processor business shall be accompanied by a fee set by the board in an amount not to exceed two hundred dollars ($200) per year; and
(4) a license for an industrial health clinic; a community health clinic; a department of health public health office; home care services; emergency medical services; animal control facilities; wholesaler, retailer or distributor of veterinary drugs; contact lens sellers; or medicinal gas sellers shall be accompanied by a fee set by the board in an amount not to exceed two hundred dollars ($200) per year.
D. If it is desired to operate or maintain a pharmaceutical business at more than one location, a separate license shall be obtained for each location.
E. Each application for a license shall be made on forms prescribed and furnished by the board.
F. Any person making application to the board for a license to operate a facility or business listed in Subsection B of this section in this state shall submit to the board an application for licensure indicating:
(1) the name under which the business is to be operated;
(2) the address of each location to be licensed and the address of the principal office of the business;
(3) in the case of a retail pharmacy, the name and address of the owner, partner or officer or director of a corporate owner;
(4) the type of business to be conducted at each location;
(5) a rough drawing of the floor plan of each location to be licensed;
(6) the proposed days and hours of operation of the business; and
(7) other information the board may require, including a criminal background check and financial history, provided that manufacturers distributing their own products that have been licensed or approved by the food and drug administration shall be exempt from criminal background check and financial history requirements pursuant to this section.
G. After preliminary approval of the application for a license for any facility or business listed in Paragraphs (1) through (8) and (10) through (22) of Subsection B of this section, a request for an inspection, together with an inspection fee not to exceed two hundred dollars ($200), shall be submitted to the board for each business location, and an inspection shall be made of each location by the board or its agent.
H. Following a deficiency-free inspection, the executive director of the board may issue a temporary license to the applicant. The temporary license shall expire at the close of business on the last day of the next regular board meeting.
I. Licenses, except temporary licenses provided pursuant to Subsection H of this section, issued by the board pursuant to this section are not transferable and shall expire on the expiration date set by the board unless renewed. Any person failing to renew a license on or before the expiration date set by the board shall not have the license reinstated except upon reapplication and payment of a reinstatement fee set by the board in an amount not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100) and all delinquent renewal fees.
J. The board, after notice and a refusal or failure to comply, may suspend or revoke any license issued under the provisions of the Pharmacy Act at any time examination or inspection of the operation for which the license was granted discloses that the operation is not being conducted according to law or regulations of the board.
K. Pharmaceutical sales representatives who carry dangerous drugs shall provide the board with a written statement from the representative's employer that describes the employer's policy relating to the safety and security of the handling of dangerous drugs and to the employer's compliance with the federal Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987. Pharmaceutical sales representatives are not subject to the licensing provisions of the Pharmacy Act.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 61. Professional and Occupational Licenses § 61-11-14. Pharmacy licensure; classes of licenses; requirements; fees; revocation - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-61-professional-and-occupational-licenses/nm-st-sect-61-11-14/
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