FAQs

Below is a list of frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions that are not answered on this page please email the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy.

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​Keep your calendar updated with the upcoming Board Meeting dates by visiting the Board Meetings tab on our website: Board Meetings

Legal Guidelines for the Format of Prescription Blanks

The Board of Pharmacy continues to receive numerous inquiries concerning legal guidelines for the format of prescription blanks in the State of Mississippi. In that regard, the Board offers the following:

  • Statutory Authority—Section 73-21-115 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, Annotated.
  • Regulatory Authority---ARTICLE X DRUG PRODUCT SELECTION, of the Pharmacy Practice Regulations of the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy.

Both of the above can be accessed by clicking on the above hyperlinks or from the Board’s home page by clicking “Pharmacy Practice Act” and/or “Regulations”.

The requirements of a legal prescription blank are, that there shall be a signature line in the lower right-hand corner beneath which shall be imprinted the words “Substitution Permitted” and a signature line in the lower left corner beneath which shall be imprinted the words “Dispense as Written”.

All other inquiries such as pre-printed blanks, number of prescription orders per blank and the electronic transfer of a prescription order should be addressed by the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure. They can be contacted by telephone at 601-987-3079 or by fax at 601-987- 4159. Their web address is www.msbml.state.ms.us.

Permit Holder Responsibilities

Pharmacy permit holders, as stated in Article VII of the Mississippi Pharmacy Practice Regulations, are required to notify the Board when they leave the permitted facility. If the employment of the permit holder is terminated, or if for any other reason he/she wishes to be relieved of the responsibilities of the permit holder, he/she must:

  1. Return the original permit to the Board with written notice that he/she is no longer the permit holder for the facility; and
  2. Send to the Board an inventory of any controlled substances on hand at the facility at the time of his/her termination as permit holder.

When the relinquishing permit holder cannot or does not comply with these inventory requirements, it shall be the responsibility of the new permit holder to send to the Board an inventory of any controlled substances on hand at the time he/she assumes responsibility as permit holder. Application for a new permit must be made to the Board within 10 days. ​

Limited to the purchase, possession and sale of: Heparin Flush, Granulex, Sterile Water for Irrigation, Sterile Water for Injection, Sodium Chloride for Irrigation, Sodiium Chloride for Injection, Diphenhydramine Injection, Epinephrine for Injection, A Cortical Steroid (e.g. Solu-Medral, Solu-Cortef or Decadron), Tuberculin Purified Protein Derivative (PPD), Hepatitis B Vaccine, IV Solutions, Flu Vaccine,Abbokinase and Pneumonia Vaccine.​

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Your local Sheriff's Department or Police Station generally stocks this standard fingerprint card. If not, send an email to licensing@mbp.ms.gov with your name and address and we will be happy to mail one to you. ​

To update your name, address or employment with us, please use the amendment form located on our website to submit these changes. For a name change, you must submit legal documentation in addition to the amendment form. You can find the amendment to license/registration form here.

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​We have created a Continuing Education tab on our website. Here we post Board approved CE opportunities for Pharmacist as they are made available to us. You can view the CE Opportunity page by, clicking here.

If you have questions regarding one of these opportunities, please contact the individual listed in the CE information. Thank you!

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If you need to schedule your National Certification exam, please contact one of these agencies:

  • ExCPT Exam: 800.499.9092  |  www.nhanow.com
  • PTCB: 800.363.8012  |  www.ptcb.org
​The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy does not schedule or proctor these exams. Please contact the agency of your choice for study material, fee information​ or to schedule your test. Good luck!

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