Obtain a New Pharmacy (Facility) License

Community Pharmacy (Class A) License: Application for a license that authorizes a facility located in Texas to dispense a drug or device to the public under a prescription drug order. This pharmacy may not engage in compounding sterile preparations. Includes “closed door” pharmacy.

Community Pharmacy Engaged in Compounding Sterile Preparations (Class A-S): Application for a license that authorizes a facility located in Texas to dispense a drug or device to the public under a prescription drug order and engage in compounding sterile preparations. Includes “closed door” pharmacy.

Nuclear Pharmacy (Class B): Application for a license that authorizes a facility located in Texas to dispense a radioactive drug or device for administration to an ultimate user.

Institutional/Hospital/Ambulatory Surgery Center Pharmacy (Class C): Application for a license that authorizes a facility located in Texas in an inpatient facility including a hospital, licensed under Chapter 241 or 577, Health and Safety Code; a hospital maintained or operated by the state; a hospice inpatient facility licensed under Chapter 142, Health and Safety Code; or an ambulatory surgical center licensed under Chapter 243, Health and Safety Code. This pharmacy may not engage in compounding sterile preparations.

Institutional/Hospital/Ambulatory Surgery Center Pharmacy Engaged in Compounding Sterile Preparations (Class C-S): Application for a license that authorizes a facility located in Texas in an inpatient facility including a hospital, licensed under Chapter 241 or 577, Health and Safety Code; a hospital maintained or operated by the state; a hospice inpatient facility licensed under Chapter 142, Health and Safety Code; or an ambulatory surgical center licensed under Chapter 243, Health and Safety Code; and engage in compounding sterile preparations.

Clinic Pharmacy (Class D): pharmacy license authorizes a pharmacy to dispense a limited type of drug or device under a prescription drug order. (e.g. Health Clinic or Planned Parenthood)

Non-Resident (Out of State) Pharmacy (Class E): Application for a facility located in a state other than Texas whose primary business is to dispense a prescription drug or device under a prescription drug order; and deliver the drug or device to a patient, including a patient in this state, by United States mail, common carrier, or delivery service. This license does not provide for engaging in compounded sterile preparations to be shipped to the state of Texas.

Non-Resident (Out of State) Pharmacy Engaged in Compounding Sterile Preparations (Class E-S): Application for a facility located in a state other than Texas whose primary business is to dispense a prescription drug or device under a prescription drug order; and deliver the drug or device to a patient, including a patient in this state, by United States mail, common carrier, or delivery service. This license provides for engaging in compounded sterile preparations to be shipped to the state of Texas

Freestanding Emergency Medical Care Center Pharmacy (Class F): A freestanding facility that is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services pursuant to Chapter 254, Health and Safety Code, to provide emergency care to patients.

Central Prescription Drug or Medication Order Processing Pharmacy (Class G): Any facility established for the primary purpose of processing prescription drug or medication drug orders shall be licensed as a Class G pharmacy under the Act. A Class G pharmacy shall not store bulk drugs, or dispense a prescription drug order.

Limited Prescription Delivery Pharmacy (Class H): Any facility established for the primary purpose of limited prescription delivery by a Class A pharmacy shall be licensed as a Class H pharmacy under the Act. A Class H pharmacy shall not store bulk drugs or dispense a prescription drug order.  

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