Practice Resources for
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians


Frequently Asked Questions - General

Frequently Asked Questions for New Texas Pharmacists

Frequently Asked Questions for New Pharmacy Owners

Nontherapeutic Dispensing & Nontherapeutic Use ("Pill Mill" Activity)

How to Recognize Nontherapeutic Dispensing

Abuse & Misuse of Prescription Drugs - Health Professionals resources on the appropriate use of pain medication as well as the misuse and diversion of addictive medication.

Texas Pharmacy Rules

Texas Pharmacy Rules - PDF

Texas Pharmacy Rules - HTML

Patient Safety & Prescriptions

Patient Safety Reminder

Quick Reference: Prescriptions Which May be Dispensed in Texas

Controlled Substance Public Disposal Location Search (DEA Diversion Control Division) - Find a location near you to dispose of controlled substances

Consumer Notice

Consumer Complaint Notice | English - This is a printable sign informing consumers how to file a complaint with TSBP.

Consumer Complaint Notice | Spanish - This is a printable sign informing consumers how to file a complaint with TSBP (Spanish language version).

Prevention of Audit Shortages/Theft & Loss Reduction and Resources

Policy & Procedures Recommendations - This is a sample policies and procedures manual with recommendations to help prevent thefts and losses in the pharmacy.

Pharmacy Security Self-Evaluation Checklist - Is your pharmacy secure? This self-evaluation checklist can help you determine if you may need to add additional security measures to your pharmacy in order to prevent lefts and losses.

Controlled Substances

Information Regarding Controlled Substances - A list of links to pertinent laws and regulations, general information related to controlled substances, guidelines, and more

Immunization and Vaccination Safety

Preventing Immunization Errors in the Pharmacy - Policy and procedure recommendations to help prevent immunization and vaccination errors; developed from resources provided by the CDC, ISMP, and additional TSBP recommendations

Drug Therapy Management

Pharmacists Performing Drug Therapy Management Under Written Protocol of a Physician

Notification of Drug Therapy Management By a Pharmacist Under Written Protocol of a Physician

Updating a Pharmacy License

Forms to Update a Pharmacy License - A detailed list of forms and instructions that allow a pharmacy to submit change of ownernship, managing officer, name/location, and PIC information, employees associated with the pharmacy, and much more.

Temporary Closure of a Pharmacy

Temporary Closure Forms - Download and complete forms required for temporary closure notification to TSBP under certain conditions (due to fire or disaster, no PIC, etc.)

COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information Home Page - Resources and information related to the practice of pharmacy in Texas and COVID-19; includes information about the PREP Act and immunizations.


  • PREP Act - The complete text of the PREP Act on
  • TSBP vs. PREP Act - A chart outlining the authorizations in the PREP Act amendments as compared to the Texas Pharmacy Act and TSBP rules.


Reporting a Theft or Significant Loss of Controlled Substances or Dangerous Drugs

Reporting a Loss of Prescription Data from a Data Processing System

Distribution of Dangerous Drugs and Controlled Substances to Ambulances or EMS Units

Distribution of Controlled Substances and Dangerous Drugs to Registrants

How to Destroy Drugs


State and Federal Agencies

Drug Information Centers

Poison Control Centers

Texas Poison Center Network

Additional Resources

Continuing Education through TSBP - TSBP offers monthly webinars and online courses which may be counted toward Texas license and registration renewal.

Informational Video Archive - Includes application tutorials, TSBP process overviews, and training videos covering subjects such as pill mills and prevention of thefts and losses in the pharmacy.

Compiled Policy Statements and Guidelines - Includes consumer alerts, guidelines for establishing pharmacists peer review committees, and other regulatory agency statements related to the practice of pharmacy

HIPAA - The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

Professional Liability Claim Report Form - Per Board rule 281.18, every insurer or other entity providing pharmacist's professional liability insurance, pharmacy technician professional and supplemental liability insurance, or druggist's professional liability insurance covering a pharmacist, pharmacy technician, or pharmacy license holder in this state is required to complete this form regarding professional liability claims.

Purple Book database - Information about biological products, including biosimilar and interchangeable biosimilar products, approved by the FDA.

Information on Canadian Pharmacies – An overview of past legislation relevant to Canadian pharmacies serving citizens of Texas. Note that this legislation was determined to violate federal law and was not implemented by TSBP. This portion of legislation was also repealed in 2019.

Professional Recovery Network

PRN - Help is available through the Professional Recovery Network

Mental Wellbeing

Pharmacy Workplace and Well-Being Reporting - Quantifying and tracking distress levels is an important step in designing and carrying out effective interventions. Pharmacists, pharmacy students, and pharmacy technicians can complete this confidential self-assessment tool and receive customized resources to help improve wellbeing based on their results. This tool was developed by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NAPSA).

ASHP Well-Being Ambassador Program - The ASHP Well-Being Ambassador Program (WBA) is a curriculum-based, virtual learning community that will empower local action, particularly in tribal, rural, and underserved areas, to mitigate occupational burnout and create cultures of well-being in healthcare organizations.

Contact Resources

Texas State Board of Pharmacy Rules Queue - The TSBP Rules Queue is a telephone hotline available to you to discuss issues related to Texas Pharmacy Laws and Rules.

Contact - Additional contact information for the Texas State Board of Pharmacy