(1) Every person engaged in wholesale distribution of drugs or prescription devices, which includes reverse wholesale distribution, medical gases, or as a third-party logistics provider (3PL), as defined in 37-7-602, MCA, shall be licensed annually by the board. Each applicant shall:
(a) be a legal entity registered and in good standing with the Montana Secretary of State;
(b) file an application on a form prescribed by the board;
(c) pay the appropriate licensing and registration fees;
(d) meet the requirements of 37-7-604, MCA; and
(e) designate a person-in-charge of the facility and for purposes of meeting requirements of 37-7-611, MCA, regarding a criminal background check at time of initial licensure or any change in person-in-charge, complete the requirements included on a form prescribed by the board.
(i) The person-in-charge must notify the board of any changes or termination of services.
(ii) Within 72 hours of termination of services, a new person-in-charge must be designated in writing on the appropriate board-approved forms and filed with the board.
(2) The board will independently verify the applicant's standing through the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) and National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Clearinghouse.
(3) The license shall be posted in a conspicuous place in the wholesaler's place of business for which it is issued.
(4) No license may be issued to any applicant whose intended place of business is a personal residence.
(5) Wholesale distributors located in Montana, applying for initial licensure, shall pass an inspection by a pharmacy inspector or other agent of the Board of Pharmacy before a license is issued.
(6) A separate license is required for each separate location, in-state and/or out-of-state, where drugs or devices are stored and directly distributed to Montana.
(7) Wholesale distributors shall operate in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Wholesale distributors who distribute controlled substances shall register with the board, to obtain an appropriate dangerous drug endorsement, and with the DEA.
(8) Wholesale distributors shall submit proof of surety bond upon initial licensure and at time of renewal as identified on forms prescribed by the board in compliance with state and federal requirements.


Mont. Admin. R. 24.174.1201
NEW, 1992 MAR p. 2135, Eff. 8/14/92; AMD, 1999 MAR p. 2438, Eff. 10/22/99; TRANS, from Commerce, 2002 MAR p. 904; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1615, Eff. 6/23/06; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 1936, Eff. 11/22/07; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 2968, Eff. 12/24/10; AMD, 2012 MAR p. 506, Eff. 3/9/12; AMD, 2022 MAR p. 1842, Eff. 9/24/2022

AUTH: 37-7-201, 37-7-610, MCA; IMP: 37-7-603, 37-7-604, 37-7-605, 37-7-606, 37-7-611, 37-7-612, MCA

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