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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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. ​

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​After you take the NAPLEX/MPJE and are ready to check your results, remember that you must have your Authorization to Test (ATT) Number to access your score(s). If we have received your results, they will be pulled up once you enter your ATT number. You may access your results here.

Note: We CANNOT give scores or ATT Numbers over the phone. 

To update your email address, please send an email to Licensing@mbp.ms.gov including your name/facility name, permit/license/registration number and updated email address. 

NOTE: All renewal notices are now disseminated​ ​via email. Having a current email address on file with the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy is vital in order to receive all communication from our office. 

You will receive your ATT number after we have received your certificate of graduation and you have registered with NABP to take the exams. ​

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​To check the status of your Pharmacy Technician Application, visit our License Verification Portal. In the "Name of Business" field enter your last name and in the "Classification" field select Technician. If your status shows PENDING, we have received your application and are waiting on your background check results. As a reminder, these results take 6-8 weeks to be returned to our office. To visit the License Verification Portal, click here​.

We do not mail renewed Pharmacy Technician certificates because you are now able to print these updated certificates immediately after you renew. Please log back in to your profile in the eLicense System and you will be given the option to print your renewed certificate. 

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