Dispensing License Regulations by State

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  • Alabama: Dispensing license: $100

  • Arkansas: Dispensing license: only 72-hour supply for emergencies, once licensed, can dispense as desired

  • Arizona: Dispensing license: $200

  • California: No license required

  • Colorado: No license required

  • Connecticut: No dispensing license required but $10 controlled substance license required (www.state.ct.us.dcp/)

  • Delaware: No license required

  • Florida: Dispensing license: $100

  • Georgia: No license required

  • Hawaii: No license required

  • Iowa: Dispensing license: $50 for 2 years

  • Idaho: Dispensing license: $60

  • Illinois: No dispensing license required. Physicians may store and dispense drugs under their individual CS license. The individual CS license must be issued to the facility address where the drugs will be stored.

  • Indiana: Dispensing license: $20

  • Kansas: No license required

  • Kentucky: No license required

  • Louisiana: Dispensing license: $75 plus background check

  • Massachusetts: No license required; only 72-hour supply for emergencies

  • Maryland: Dispensing license: $1100

  • Maine: No license required

  • Michigan: Dispensing license: $85 for 3 years

  • Minnesota: No license required

  • Missouri: Dispensing license: $90

  • Mississippi: No license required

  • Montana: Physician dispensing not allowed

  • North Carolina: Dispensing license: $50

  • North Dakota: No license required

  • Nebraska: No license required

  • New Hampshire: No license required

  • New Jersey: No license required

  • New Mexico: No license required

  • Nevada: Dispensing license: $300 for clinic and $50 for each physician, plus has to be registered as a Worker’s Comp. physician

  • New York: Physician dispensing not allowed

  • Ohio: Managed care, no physician reimbursement, no license

  • Oklahoma: No license required

  • Oregon: Physicians must complete an Application for Registration as a Dispensing Physician

  • Pennsylvania: No license required

  • Rhode Island: No license required

  • South Carolina: Dispensing license: $100

  • South Dakota: Dispensing license: no fee

  • Tennessee: No license required

  • Texas: Physician dispensing not allowed

  • Utah: Physician dispensing not allowed

  • Virginia: Dispensing license: $200 plus inspection

  • Vermont: No license required

  • Washington: No license required

  • Washington D.C.: Dispensing license: no fee upon mayoral approval

  • Wisconsin: No license required

  • West Virginia: Dispensing license: $35 for 2 years

  • Wyoming: Dispensing license: $10

  • The following lists are states in which physician dispensing is prohibited or have no reimbursement:

  • Montana: Physician dispensing not allowed

  • New York: Physician dispensing not allowed

  • Ohio: Managed care, no physician reimbursement, no license

  • Texas: Physician dispensing not allowed

  • Utah: Physician dispensing not allowed

First Coast Health Solutions

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is a leading national provider of full service Physician In-Office Dispensing Pharmacy. We empower physicians to dispense FDA approved brand or generic medications directly to patients utilizing the patient’s pharmacy insurance benefit or cash payments. Our dispensing programs are designed to work with all medical, dental and health care specialties.

  • Alabama: Dispensing license: $100
  • Arkansas: Dispensing license: only 72-hour supply for emergencies, once licensed, can dispense as desired
  • Arizona: Dispensing license: $200
  • California: No license required
  • Colorado: No license required
  • Connecticut: No dispensing license required but $10 controlled substance license required (www.state.ct.us.dcp/)
  • Delaware: No license required
  • Florida: Dispensing license: $100
  • Georgia: No license required
  • Hawaii: No license required
  • Iowa: Dispensing license: $50 for 2 years
  • Idaho: Dispensing license: $60
  • Illinois: No dispensing license required. Physicians may store and dispense drugs under their individual CS license. The individual CS license must be issued to the facility address where the drugs will be stored.
  • Indiana: Dispensing license: $20
  • Kansas: No license required
  • Kentucky: No license required
  • Louisiana: Dispensing license: $75 plus background check
  • Massachusetts: No license required; only 72-hour supply for emergencies
  • Maryland: Dispensing license: $1100
  • Maine: No license required
  • Michigan: Dispensing license: $85 for 3 years
  • Minnesota: No license required
  • Missouri: Dispensing license: $90
  • Mississippi: No license required
  • Montana: Physician dispensing not allowed
  • North Carolina: Dispensing license: $50
  • North Dakota: No license required
  • Nebraska: No license required
  • New Hampshire: No license required
  • New Jersey: No license required
  • New Mexico: No license required
  • Nevada: Dispensing license: $300 for clinic and $50 for each physician, plus has to be registered as a Worker’s Comp. physician
  • New York: Physician dispensing not allowed
  • Ohio: Managed care, no physician reimbursement, no license
  • Oklahoma: No license required
  • Oregon: Physicians must complete an Application for Registration as a Dispensing Physician
  • Pennsylvania: No license required
  • Rhode Island: No license required
  • South Carolina: Dispensing license: $100
  • South Dakota: Dispensing license: no fee
  • Tennessee: No license required
  • Texas: Physician dispensing not allowed
  • Utah: Physician dispensing not allowed
  • Virginia: Dispensing license: $200 plus inspection
  • Vermont: No license required
  • Washington: No license required
  • Washington D.C.: Dispensing license: no fee upon mayoral approval
  • Wisconsin: No license required
  • West Virginia: Dispensing license: $35 for 2 years
  • Wyoming: Dispensing license: $10
  • The following lists are states in which physician dispensing is prohibited or have no reimbursement:

  • Montana: Physician dispensing not allowed
  • New York: Physician dispensing not allowed
  • Ohio: Managed care, no physician reimbursement, no license
  • Texas: Physician dispensing not allowed
  • Utah: Physician dispensing not allowed

First Coast Health Solutions

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is a leading national provider of full service Physician In-Office Dispensing Pharmacy. We empower physicians to dispense FDA approved brand or generic medications directly to patients utilizing the patient’s pharmacy insurance benefit or cash payments. Our dispensing programs are designed to work with all medical, dental and health care specialties.

  • Save your patients time
  • Deliver additional quality care
  • Track your patient’s compliance
  • Minimize pharmacy call backs
  • Convenient for patients
  • Net up to $100,000 per year

FCHS Dispensing Benefits

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  • Services & medications to dispense

  • Dedicated account manager

  • 800 number customer support

  • Quick reimbursements

  • The leading dispensing software

  • Analytics to maximize reimbursement

  • Proven formulary optimization

We are committed to your success!

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At FCHS, we want you to be completely satisfied with your dispensing program!  Because we are committed to your success each client receives the highest quality of service.

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Technology

Our comprehensive programs offer electronic 3rd party adjudication and cash-&-carry solutions, inventory management, claims reconciliation, robust reporting platforms, drug utilization information, side effect profiles, duration of therapy, drug to drug interaction and much much more.

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Solutions

Our comprehensive programs offer electronic 3rd party adjudication and cash-&-carry solutions, inventory management, claims reconciliation, robust reporting platforms, drug utilization information, side effect profiles, duration of therapy, drug to drug interaction and much much more.

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FAQs

Patient Survey Question: 1,023 adults ages 18 to 64 were asked: If given the choice between filling your prescription at the retail pharmacy & having it filled in your Doctor’s office, which would you most often choose?

78% of patients said “YES” they would choose to fill their prescriptions at their doctor’s office if given the opportunity!

Can your practice really make money dispensing prescriptions?

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YES…How many patients leave your practice daily with a prescription you’ve written 50, 75, 1oo or more? If you count the number of patients
leaving your office heading to a retail pharmacy and consider each prescription could be worth $12, $15, $18 dollars or more to your practice, that is the type of revenue you are losing if you do not have a FCHS Pharmacy in your office.