Pharmacy contact information

BOARD OF PHARMACY
www.pharmacy.mt.gov
301 South Park, 4th Floor (map)
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Fax: (406) 841-2305
E-mail:
dlibsdpha@mt.gov
Board Office Contacts:

For information on Community Pharmacy, Institutional Pharmacy, Pharmacy Technician, Intern, Limited Service Pharmacy (Class IV Facility) and Outpatient Surgical Center applications and licensing contact:
Telephone: (406) 841-2202
E-mail: DLIBSDLicensingUnitB@mt.gov

For information on Pharmacist, Whole Sale Drug Distributor, Mail Order Pharmacy, and Dangerous Drug applications and licensing contact:
Telephone: (406) 841-2203
E-mail: DLIBSDLicensingUnitC@mt.gov

For information on renewals, license verifications, address changes, and name changes contact: 
Telephone: (406) 841-2205
E-mail: DLIBSDLicensingUnitA@mt.gov

For information on continuing education:
Telephone: (406) 841-2204
E-mail: DLIBSDAuditingUnit@mt.gov

For information on filing a complaint against a licensee contact:
Vicki Bair, Compliance Specialist
Telephone: (406) 841-2357
E-mail: dlibsdcomplaints@mt.gov

Board Management:
Marcie Bough, PharmD, Executive Officer
Telephone: (406) 841-2371
E-mail: dlibsdpha@mt.gov

Bill Sybrant, RPh Pharmacy Inspector
Telephone: (406) 439-6015 (cell)
E-mail: dlibsdpha@mt.gov

Robert Stenberg, RPh Pharmacy Inspector
Telephone: (406) 431-1952
E-mail: dlibsdpha@mt.gov

Drug Registry Contact:
Donna Peterson, MPDR Program Manager
Telephone: (406) 841-2240
E-mail: dlibsdmpdr@mt.gov

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Frequently Asked Questions for the Board of Pharmacy

  • How do I change my name on my license?

  • Ive moved and need to change my address.How do I do this?

  • Does an application for a technician-in-training need to include the three personal character references?

  • When is a Certified Pharmacy, Wholesale Drug Distributor or a Mail Order Pharmacy required to apply for a new license?
  • What if there is less than 50% ownership change for a Certified Pharmacy, Wholesale Drug Distributor or a Mail Order Pharmacy?

  • How long does an Intern have to complete requirements for a pharmacist license?

  • How long does a pharmacist have to practice to be approved as a preceptor?

  • What is the ratio of pharmacy technicians to supervising pharmacists?

  • Does a pharmacist-in-charge of a Mail Order Pharmacy need to be licensed in the state of Montana?

  • Does a Wholesale Drug Distributor need to be licensed in the state of Montana if utilizing a third party to physically distribute product?
  • How many hours of continuing education unit (CEU) is required for a pharmacist license?

  • Is a pharmacy technician required to maintain continuing education?

  • How do I find license / discipline information about a licensed indivdual or business?


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    How do I change my name on my license?

    Name changes must be requested in writing with documentation of the name change included (marriage license, divorce decree etc.).  If you would like a copy of your license in your new name you must include $5 for a duplicate license. <return to top>

    I’ve moved and need to change my address.  How do I do this?

    Please use the address change form located under the forms tab on this website (or notify the board via fax or US mail). All licensees are required to notify the Board of an address change within 30 days. <return to top>

    Does an application for a technician-in-training need to include the three personal character references?

    The three personal character references are required to be submitted before a technician-in-training becomes certified as a technician. <return to top>

    When is a Certified Pharmacy, Wholesale Drug Distributor or a Mail Order Pharmacy required to apply for a new license?

    A Certified Pharmacy, Wholesale Drug Distributor or a Mail Order Pharmacy is required to submit a new application if there is a change in location or a change in ownership of more than 50%.  The application needs to be submitted 30 days prior to the change. <return to top>

    What if there is less than 50% ownership change for a Certified Pharmacy, Wholesale Drug Distributor or a Mail Order Pharmacy?

    The Board must be notified in writing when 5% to 50% ownership is changed. <return to top>

    How long does an Intern have to complete requirements for a pharmacist license?

    The Intern license shall expire not later than 12 months after the date of graduation or at the time of professional licensure, whichever comes first. <return to top>

    How long does a pharmacist have to practice to be approved as a preceptor?

    A pharmacist has to be actively engaged in the practice of pharmacy for one year, unless approved by the Board. A form is provided on the website. Proof of completion of a training course is required. <return to top>

    What is the ratio of pharmacy technicians to supervising pharmacists?

    A registered pharmacist in good standing may supervise no more than three technicians at any time.
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    Does a pharmacist-in-charge of a Mail Order Pharmacy need to be licensed in the state of Montana?

    No, a pharmacist-in-charge of a Mail Order Pharmacy needs to be licensed in good standing in the state in which the Mail Order Pharmacy is located. <return to top>

    Does a Wholesale Drug Distributor need to be licensed in the state of Montana if utilizing a third party to physically distribute product?

    A  Wholesale Drug Distributor needs to be licensed if business is conducted with the state of Montana. <return to top>

    How many hours of continuing education unit (CEU) is required for a pharmacist license?

    The Board requires 1.5 CEU (15 clock hours) with a minimum of 5 hours to be obtained in an approved group setting or 2.0 CEU (20 clock hours) if you do not take at least 5 hours in an approved group program. The CEU is required within the 12 months prior to June 30 in order to renew your license. An additional 15 hours may be accumulated and applied to the following licensing year. Once approved, a course may not be used more than once to satisfy this requirement. Pharmacists renewing as a new graduate are exempt from this requirement. Pharmacists residing in another state are required to meet Montana's requirements for continuing education. <return to top>

    Is a pharmacy technician required to maintain continuing education?

    A pharmacy technician is required to maintain a current Pharmacy Technician certification for their Montana licensure.  The continuing education is required by the certifying agency. <return to top>

    This site is a primary source for verification of license credentials.

    The Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Business Standards Division, presents Licensee Lookup information as a service to the public. The Division relies upon information provided by licensees to be true and correct, as required by statute. It is an act of unprofessional conduct for a licensee knowingly to provide erroneous information to the Division.

    The Department of Labor and Industry makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content of this website. Assessing the accuracy and reliability of information obtained from this website is solely the responsibility of the user. If you have questions regarding information found within this Licensee Lookup website, please contact the specific licensing board directly.

    Please note that some disciplinary actions against licensees may not appear immediately on the website. Appeals, effective dates of orders and other administrative processes may delay posting on the website. Please contact the specific licensing board directly if you require discipline information that occurred prior to July 1, 1996. <return to top>