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California State Board of Pharmacy

Third-Party Logistics Provider/Nonresident Third-Party Logistics Provider License

“Third-party logistics provider” means an entity that provides or coordinates warehousing or other logistics services for a dangerous drug or dangerous device in intrastate or interstate commerce on behalf of a manufacturer, wholesaler, or dispenser of the dangerous drug or dangerous device, but does not take ownership of the dangerous drug or dangerous device, nor have responsibility to direct its sale or disposition.

  1. Nonresident Third-Party Logistics Provider: California Business and Professions Code section 4161(h) requires a nonresident third-party logistics provider to, “at all times maintain a valid, unexpired license, permit, or registration to conduct the business of the nonresident third-party logistics provider in the state in which it is a resident”.
  2. Licensing Qualifications: A nonresident third-party logistics provider must comply with one of the following licensing qualifications pursuant to Business and Professions Code section 4161(h) listed under A, B, or C below.

    1. An application for a nonresident third-party logistics provider license in this state shall hold a valid, unexpired license or permit in the state in which it is a resident.
    2. The board may waive the home state licensure requirement for a nonresident third-party logistics provider if the board inspects the location and finds it to be in compliance by the board. The nonresident third-party logistics provider shall reimburse the board for all actual and necessary costs incurred by the board in conducting an inspection of the location, pursuant to subdivision (v) of Section 4400.
    3. Provide evidence of its accreditation by the Drug Distributor Accreditation program of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

A nonresident third-party logistics provider must have its own California licensed designated representative-3PL or licensed pharmacist in the home state who is designated as the responsible manager for the operations of the nonresident third-party logistics provider. The responsible manager serves as supervisor or manager and is responsible for ensuring the nonresident third-party logistics provider is in compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to the operations. The nonresident third-party logistics provider shall comply with California Business and Professions Code section 4161.

The Designated Representative-3PL Responsible Manager must file a separate application with the board if they are not already licensed as a Designated Representative-3PL in California or a pharmacist in the home state.  The application form is available by selecting the following link Designated Representative-3PL Application.

Third-Party Logistics Provider/Nonresident Third-Party Logistics Provider License Requirements

 

Application

 

Contact Information

E-mail: wlsstatus@dca.ca.gov