COVID-19: OUT-OF-STATE LICENSEES/REGISTRANTS HOLDING AN NABP PASSPORT TO PRACTICE IN NC DURING THE DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY
EMERGENCY AUTHORIZATION FOR OUT-OF-STATE PHARMACISTS AND OUT-OF-STATE CERTIFIED TECHNICIANS TO PRACTICE IN NORTH CAROLINA SUNSETS ON DECEMBER 31, 2020. On March 10, 2020, the Board of Pharmacy activated an emergency services waiver that authorized a pharmacist or nationally-certified pharmacy technician who has a license or registration in good standing in another state to practice in North Carolina without being licensed or registered by this Board. The waiver was made operational through the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Passport program. The Board has determined that the waiver is no longer required to ensure the provision of pharmacy services in North Carolina. Accordingly, the waiver will sunset on December 31, 2020. Any out-of-state pharmacist or pharmacy technician who is providing services in North Carolina pursuant to this waiver, and who wishes to continue doing so after December 31, 2020, must obtain a North Carolina license to practice pharmacy or North Carolina technician registration. More information on the license/registration application process found here, http://www.ncbop.org/pharmacists_forms.htm, and here, http://www.ncbop.org/technicians_forms.htm.