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California State Board of Pharmacy

Change of PIC/DRIC/RM/CRPh

Change of Pharmacist-in-Charge

Business and Professions Code section 4113(d), states, “Every pharmacy shall notify the board in writing, on a form designed by the board, within 30 days of the date when a pharmacist-in-charge ceases to act as the pharmacist-in-charge, and shall on the same form propose another pharmacist to take over as the pharmacist-in-charge. The proposed replacement pharmacist-in-charge shall be subject to approval by the board. If disapproved, the pharmacy shall propose another replacement within 15 days of the date of disapproval and shall continue to name proposed replacements until a pharmacist-in-charge is approved by the board.”

The pharmacist-in-charge shall be responsible for a pharmacy's compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to the practice of pharmacy.  

Change of Pharmacist-in-Charge Application

 

Change of Designated Representative-in-Charge

Business and Professions Code Sections 4160(f), states, “A wholesaler shall notify the board in writing, on a form designed by the board, within 30 days of the date when a designated representative-in-charge ceases to act as the designated representative-in-charge, and shall on the same form propose another designated representative or pharmacist to take over as the designated representative-in-charge. The proposed replacement designated representative-in-charge shall be subject to approval by the board. If disapproved, the wholesaler shall propose another replacement within 15 days of the date of disapproval, and shall continue to name proposed replacements until a designated representative-in-charge is approved by the board.” 

The designated representative-in-charge serves as supervisor or manager and is responsible for ensuring the wholesaler’s or veterinary food-animal drug retailer’s compliance with all the state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to practice and the applicable license.  

Change of Designated Representative-in-Charge Application

 

Change of Responsible Manager

Business and Professions Code Sections 4160(g), states, “A third-party logistics provider shall notify the board in writing, on a form designed by the board, within 30 days of the date when a responsible manager ceases to act as the responsible manager, and shall on the same form propose another designated representative-3PL to take over as the responsible and shall on the same form propose another designated representative-3PL to take over as responsible manager. The proposed replacement responsible manager shall be subject to approval by the board. If disapproved the third-party logistics provider shall propose another replacement within 15 days of the date of disapproval, and shall continue to name proposed replacements until a responsible manager is approved by the board.” 

The responsible manager is responsible for ensuring compliance of the licensed place of business with state and federal laws with respect to dangerous drugs and dangerous devices received by, stored in, or shipped from the licensed place of business of the third-party logistics provider.

Change of Responsible Manager Application

 

Change of Consulting Pharmacist

A consulting pharmacist shall be retained to approve the policies and procedures in conjunction with the professional director and administrator of a clinic.  In addition, the consulting pharmacist shall be required to visit the clinic regularly and at least quarterly.   A clinic is required to have a consulting pharmacist at all times. 

Change of Consulting Pharmacist Application

 

Contact Information

Send an e-mail to: picstatus@dca.ca.gov