Board Information

Welcome to the Montana Board of Pharmacy.

The Board of Pharmacy makes every effort to include on this web site all relevant information pertaining to the licensing and regulation of the following license types: 

  • Individuals:  Pharmacists, Certified Pharmacy Technicians, Pharmacy Technicians-in-Training, Interns, and Dangerous Drug Researchers. 

  • Facilities:  Community Pharmacies, Hospital/Institutional Pharmacies, Out-Of-State Mail-Order Pharmacies, Limited Service Pharmacies/Class IV Facilities, Outpatient Surgical Centers, and Wholesale Drug Distributors.


Facility License Renewal Deadline November 30, 2017
The renewal period is open for community pharmacies, hospital/institutional pharmacies, out-of-state mail-order pharmacies, limited-service pharmacies, outpatient surgical centers, and wholesale drug distributors.  Renewals must be received by November 30, 2017 to avoid late fees. 
  • Renewal online at https://ebiz.mt.gov/POL/Welcome.aspx.  Call Licensing Unit A at 406-444-6880 for assistance.
  • Paper forms are available under the “Forms” tab.
  • All wholesale drug distributor (WDD) licensees must provide additional information as indicated on the renewal form to assist with future implementation of license changes pursuant to 2017 Montana legislation to comply with FDA requirements. 
  • All supply chain entities (including wholesale distributors, third-party logistics providers (3PLs), repackagers, and manufacturers) must continue to be licenses in Montana as WDD until rules are in place to implement the new license types.


 

Contact Information

Board Management:
Marcie Bough, PharmD, Executive Officer
Phone: (406) 841-2371
Email:

Montana Prescription Drug Registry (MPDR) Contact:
Donna Peterson, MPDR Program Manager
Phone: (406) 841-2240
Email:

Bill Sybrant, RPh, Board Inspector
Phone: (406) 439-6015 (cell)
Email:

John Douglas, RPh, Board Inspector
Phone: (406) 431-1952 (cell)
Email:

For information on filing a complaint against a licensee contact:
Alicia Driscoll, Compliance Specialist
Phone: (406) 841-2357
Email:

For information on continuing education:
Phone: (406) 444-5696
Email:

For information on renewals, license verifications, address changes, and name changes contact:
Phone: (406) 444-6880
Email:

For information on Pharmacist, Wholesale Drug Distributor, Out-of-State Mail-Order Pharmacy, and Dangerous Drug applications and licensing contact:
Phone: (406) 444-5773
Email:

For information on Community Pharmacy, Institutional Pharmacy, Pharmacy Technician, Technician-in-Training, Pharmacist Intern, Limited Service Pharmacy (Class IV Facility) and Outpatient Surgical Center applications and licensing contact:
Phone: (406) 444-5711
Email:

Board Events

Board meetings are usually held several times a year.

In general, Board meetings are open to the public.

There are certain meetings or parts (Screening Panel and Executive Session), which are closed to the public.

Scheduled and Proposed Meetings

Board Members

Board members are appointed by the Governor with Senate confirmation.
Members serve 5 year terms and may not serve more than 2 consecutive terms.

Individual Board Members can be contacted by email at dlibsdpha@mt.gov. In your message please specify which board member you would like to contact. For additional contact information and information on board member terms, please visit the Governor’s Office link for Board Members and Councils at http://boards.mt.gov/.

Starla Blank – President, Pharmacist
Rebekah Matovich – Vice President, Certified Pharmacy Technician
Marian Jensen – Secretary, Public Member 
Rebecca Deschamps, Pharmacist
Charmell Owens, Public Member
Mike Bertagnolli, Pharmacist
Tony King, Pharmacist

Cancer Drug Respository Log

Newsletter Information

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To receive the Montana Newsletters electronically, please subscribe to the Montana Board of Pharmacy Newsletter Alert email list by sending an email to MontanaBoPNewsletter@nabp.net with the word “Subscribe” in the subject heading.


The Montana Board of Pharmacy News is published by the Montana Board of Pharmacy and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Foundation, Inc, to promote compliance of pharmacy and drug law. The opinions and views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the official views, opinions, or policies of the Foundation or the Board unless expressly so stated.

License Information

The Board licenses and regulates the following individual license types in Montana: Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Technician-in-Training, Pharmacist Intern, and Dangerous Drug Researcher. 


The Board licenses and regulates the following facility license types in Montana: Certified Community Pharmacy, Certified Institutional Pharmacy, Out-of-State Mail-Order Pharmacy, Wholesale Drug Distributor, Limited Service Pharmacy (Class IV Facilities), and Outpatient Surgical Centers. 

Please select a license type to the left for application and renewal information. 

Pharmacist

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application, which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee: All Fees are Non-Refundable
$70.00  Montana Application
$180.00  Transfer or Reciprocity from another State
$25.00   MPJE
$35.00   NAPLEX
$25.00 Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner

B. Education Requirements:
Graduated from an American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) Accredited
School of Pharmacy and Proof of 1500 documented internship hours

C. Examination Information: Required to pass NAPLEX and MPJE

D. Renewal Period: May 1 - June 30
Late Renew Online for 45 days until Aug. 14

E. Renewal Fee: Active $65 / Late Fee $65 / Inactive $15 / Inactive Late $15

F. Continuing Education:
It is required for each renewal period1.5 CEU’s (10 hours equal one CEU) with 0.5 CEU obtained in an approved contact/group hours or 2.0 CEU if a pharmacist does not take at least 0.5 CEU in an approved contact/group program.

G. Other Special Requirements: Complete the NABP license transfer application.

 

Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner

Information coming soon.

Pharmacy Community - Certified

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application, which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee: All Fees are Non-Refundable
$240.00 
$75.00  Montana Dangerous Drug Act Dispenser Fee
$75.00  Pharmacy Technician Utilization Plan

B. Renewal Period: Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
Late Renew Online for 45 days until Jan. 14

C. Renewal Fee: Active $150 / Late fee $150

D. Other Special License Requirements:
DEA Registration required for Dispensing of Controlled Substances
Schematic of pharmacy must be submitted with application.

Pharmacy Institutional - Certified

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application, which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee: All Fees are Non-Refundable
$240.00 
$75.00  Montana Dangerous Drug Act Dispenser Fee
$75.00  Pharmacy Technician Utilization Plan

B. Renewal Period: Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
Late Renew Online for 45 days until Jan. 14

C. Renewal Fee: Active $150 / Late Fee $150

D. Other Special License Requirements:
DEA Registration required for Dispensing of Controlled Substances
Schematic of pharmacy must be submitted with application.

Pharmacy Technician

The following outlines general registration information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application, which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee: All Fees are Non-Refundable $35.00

B. Education Requirements:
Minimum of a high school diploma or an equivalency certificate.

C. Examination Information:
Pharmacy Technician certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Tecnician (ExCPT) or other board approved certifying entity.
Pharmacy Technician-in-Training has 18 months from the time of registration to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT).

D. Renewal Period: May 1 - June 30
Late Renew Online for 45 days until Aug. 14

E. Renewal Fee: Active $30 / Late Fee $30

F. Other Requirements:
Required to be employed in a Montana Pharmacy to be registered as a Pharmacy Technician-in-Training.

Pharmacy Technician - in - Training

The following outlines general registration information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application, which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee: All Fees are Non-Refundable $35.00

B. Education Requirements:
Minimum of a high school diploma or an equivalency certificate.

C. Examination Information:
Pharmacy Technician certified by the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Tecnician (ExCPT) or other board approved certifying entity.
Pharmacy Technician-in-Training has 18 months from the time of registration to pass the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or Exam for the Certification of Pharmacy Technicians (ExCPT).

D. Renewal Period Certified Technician: May 1 - June 30
Late Renew Online for 45 days until Aug. 14

E. Renewal Fee Certified Technician: Active fee $30 / Late Fee $30

F. Other Requirements:
Required to be employed in a Montana Pharmacy to be registered as a Pharmacy Technician-in-Training.

Preceptor License

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application, which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee:   $5.00 Duplicate License Fee

B. Other Special License Requirements:
Actively engaged in the practice of pharmacy for two years unless otherwise approved by the Board or other approved disciplines.

A preceptor may only supervise one student in internship or one student in Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) at any time.  No more than three persons can be supervised at one time (including technicians and students) unless an exception is specifically granted by the Board.  A pharmacist preceptor may supervise two students at a time if the students are completing an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) through an approved school of pharmacy.

Registered Intern Pharmacist

The following outlines general registration information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application, which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee: All fees are Non-Refundable $50.00

B. Education Requirements: Currently enrolled in an American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) School of Pharmacy

C. Renewal Period: There is no renewal required.  The intern registration is valid for the duration of the professional years of pharmacy school.

D. Other Special Requirements:
The “Internship Experience Affidavit” and “Evaluation of Internship Site” must be filed by the intern at the end of the internship experience, Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE), or Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) in a given site or after 500 hours, whichever comes first.

The “Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience Affidavit” provided by the University must be filed by the intern at the end of the academic year.

Wholesale Drug Distributor

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application, which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee: All fees are Non-Refundable
$240.00
$100.00  Montana Dangerous Drug Act Distribution Fee
$100.00  Montana Dangerous Drug Manufacture Fee

$75.00    Montana Medical Gas Supplier

$75.00    Montana Medical Gas Distributor

B. Renewal Period: Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
Late Renew Online for 45 days until Jan. 14

C. Renewal Fee: Active $240 / Late Fee $240

Limited Service Pharmacy

The following out lines general licensing information.  For specific information on filing an application,  you will need to obtain the application, which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee: $45.00

B. Renewal Period

October 1 - November 30, Late Renewal 45 days until January 14

C. Renewal Fee: Active $45 / Late Fee $45

D. Other Special License Requirements: Schematic of the pharmacy area including security.

Dangerous Drug Researcher

The following out lines general licensing information.  For specific information on filing an application,  you will need to obtain the application, which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee: $100.00

B. Renewal Period: Regular renewal dates: May 1 - June 30
Late Renew Online for 45 days until Aug. 14

C. Renewal Fee: Active $50 / Late Fee: $50

D. Other Special License Requirements: Resume of all research proposed relative to any dangerous drugs.  Registraion for such purpose pursuant to the Federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (DEA).

Mail Order Pharmacy

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application, which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee: All Fees are Non-Refundable $240.00
$75.00  Montana Dangerous Drug Act Dispenser Fee

B. Renewal Period: Oct. 1 - Nov. 30
Late Renew Online for 45 days until Jan. 14

C. Renewal Fee: Active $240 / Late Fee $240

D. Other Special License Requirements:
Registered with the Montana Secretary of State of Montana
DEA registration required for Distributor/Manufacture of Controlled Substance

Outpatient Surgical Center

The following outlines general registration information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application, which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee: All Fees are Non-Refundable
$45.00
$75.00  Montana Dangerous Drug Act Dispenser Fee

B. Renewal Period

October 1 - November 30, Late Renewal 45 days until January 14

C. Renewal Fee: Active $45 / Late Fee $45

D. Other Special License Requirements:
DEA Registration required for Dispensing

Lookup Licensed Individual

Licensee Lookup System

This site is a primary source for verification of license credentials.

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Business Standards Division, presents Licensee Lookup information as a service to the public. The Division relies upon information provided by licensees to be true and correct, as required by statute. It is an act of unprofessional conduct for a licensee knowingly to provide erroneous information to the Division.

The Department of Labor and Industry makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content of this website. Assessing the accuracy and reliability of information obtained from this website is solely the responsibility of the user. If you have questions regarding information found within this Licensee Lookup website, please contact the specific licensing board directly.

Please note that some disciplinary actions against licensees may not appear immediately on the website. Appeals, effective dates of orders and other administrative processes may delay posting on the website. Please contact the specific licensing board directly if you require discipline information that occurred prior to July 1, 1996.

Download List of Licensees

License Download System

This service allows you to purchase complete lists of individuals, businesses, and contractors licensed with the State of Montana through the Business Standards Division.

Options include:

  • Creating a customized list of licensees by selecting board type, license type, license status, county, etc.;
  • Submitting payment for your list using a credit/debit card or registered user account
  • Downloading your list immediately, and if necessary, retrieving your list within 24-hours of purchase

MPDR Drug Registry

Welcome to the Montana Prescription Drug Registry (MPDR)

Click "What is the MPDR?" to learn more about this exciting patient safety program.

If you are having trouble with the MPDR search screen:
If the search screen does not respond when you enter search parameters, then please do the following:

  1. Configure your browser to run in compatibility mode. 
  2. Clear your browser’s history.
  3. Close the browser completely – shut down all tabs and windows.
  4. Re-open your browser and access the MPDR at www.mpdr.mt.gov
  5. If the above steps don’t resolve the problem, try installing the Firefox browser and using it to run the MPDR screens.  Firefox is a free download available at http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/.  When installing Firefox, you do not need to select it as your default browser.

These steps should resolve the issue.  Ask your technical team for assistance if you don’t know how to perform any of the above steps.  You can also call the MPDR’s technical team at 406-449-3468, Option 0.

MPDR Fee Collection

Each Montana licensee who is authorized to prescribe or dispense controlled substances is required to pay a $30 fee for establishing and maintaining the MPDR [§37-7-1511(1) MCA]. Collection of this fee is now integrated with Montana’s license renewal process; licensees are no longer required to submit a separate payment for the MDPR fee. Click the “How Is The Registry Funded?” link for more information.

Delegate Access

MPDR Registered Users can now delegate their MPDR search authority to authorized agents, or Delegates. Eligible pharmacists and prescribers who have not yet completed all steps of the MPDR’s registration process cannot delegate their search authority. To become an MPDR Registered User, follow the instructions given in the white box on the MPDR’s Home Page, www.MPDR.mt.gov.

  • Registered Users, serving as the Supervising Provider, and their Delegates must review a new set of online training documents. This required training is posted on the MPDR’s Information Page, www.MDPRInfo.mt.gov. Responsibilities for delegating search authority are outlined.
  • Registered Users must create an online relationship with their Delegate(s). Each Supervising Provider is responsible for monitoring how their Delegate uses the MPDR’s online service and for updating their online relationship(s) when staffing changes occur.
  • Delegates will create their own MPDR login credentials (user name and password), and must identify the Supervising Provider who authorizes each of their patient history searches.
  • Go to the MPDR Information Page, www.MPDRInfo.mt.gov, for more information about Delegate Access.

Zero Reporting Rule Change

  • Pharmacies that seldom dispense controlled substances in Montana can now submit their zero reports monthly instead of weekly. Click on the “What Data Should I Submit?” link for full details about MPDR reporting requirements.
  • Pharmacies that never dispense controlled substances in Montana can now request to be excused form submitting any zero reports to the MPDR. Click on the “Zero Reporting Attestations” link for more information.

Veterans Administration and Indian Health Services/Tribal Health Data

  • The Veterans Administration (VA) facilities in Montana began submitting their new prescription data to the MPDR in April 2016, and have successfully submitted one year of historical prescription data.
  • Indian Health Services (IHS) and Tribal Health facilities in Montana began submitting their prescription data to the MPDR in 2014; a full three years of IHS/Tribal Health prescription history should be present in the MPDR.

Future MPDR System Enhancements, updated June 2016:

  • Interstate Data Sharing will facilitate the sharing of MPDR data with prescription monitoring programs in other states. This project requires the development of an interface program and modifications to the online search service that will enable an MPDR Registered User or Delegate to identify the participating states whose data they want to see in a search result. The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy’s (NABP) PMP InterConnect (PMPi) service and platform will facilitate interstate data sharing. PMPi features include a robust user-defined management console that will allow enforcement of the MPDR’s access requirements and limitations while exchanging data with other states. Currently, PMPi has 32 participating states, and several other states, including Montana, have begun the process required for participation.
  • Unsolicited Reporting capabilities will allow Board of Pharmacy staff to notify MPDR Registered Users of potential misuse or diversion of controlled substances based upon information in the registry. Threshold guidelines have been suggested in administrative rule, ARM 24.174.1706. Unsolicited Reporting functionality will also assist in meeting certain reporting requirements as a recipient of Harold Rogers U.S. Department of Justice grants.
  • The Statistical Reporting Project will include the development of additional statistical reporting and data analysis capabilities. New reports will be developed that meet all aspects of the MPDR’s overall grant-related reporting requirements; the project will also enable MPDR staff to generate de-identified data files for analysis by educational, research, and/or public information purposes.

Awards

  • The MPDR’s online service won a 2013 Digital Government Achievement Award (DGAA) for excellence in Government to Citizen Services. This prestigious award is for cutting-edge web development, and the MPDR program received an Honorable Mention in this highly competitive category.
  • The MPDR’s online service received a 2013 Information Technology (IT) Project Excellence Award from the State of Montana. These awards are given to State IT projects that demonstrate innovation, are well managed, and use IT to meet business needs in an effective and efficient manner.

This project is supported by Grant No. 15-X01-91993 awarded by the Montana Board of Crime Control (MBCC) through the Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of Justice.

MPDR Online Services

MPDR Information Page

What is the MPDR?

The 2011 Montana Legislature passed HB83, the Patient Safety Act, which created the Montana Prescription Drug Registry (MPDR). The MPDR became functional in 2012 as an online tool to provide a list of controlled substance prescriptions to health care providers to improve patient care and safety. The program may also be used to identify potential misuse, abuse and/or diversion of controlled substances.

  • Pharmacies are required to report to the MPDR all controlled substance Schedule II – V prescriptions within 8 days of dispensing. Generally, pharmacies are reporting weekly or daily. The MPDR has adopted a nationally-accepted standard for this type of data submission. Click “ What data should I submit?” for further details.
  • All information collected for the MPDR is treated as confidential, protected health information.
  • The MPDR’s online service offers prescribers and pharmacists the ability to search their patents’ medication history for controlled substance Schedule II – V prescriptions. These individuals can have online access to data stored in the registry providing they meet the eligibility and application requirements specified by law. Refer to “Who can access the MPDR?” for more information.
  • The following Montana licensees are eligible to become MPDR Registered Users: Dentists, Physicians (MD and DO), Naturopathic Physicians, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Podiatrists, Resident Physicians and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) with prescriptive authority.
  • MPDR Registered Users can identify authorized agents (Delegates) who can search the MPDR on behalf of their MPDR Supervising Provider. Pharmacists can identify Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy Interns as authorized agents. Prescribers can identify any staff member as an authorized agent.
  • All Montana licensees who are authorized to prescribe or dispense controlled substances are required to pay a $30 annual fee. Fee collection is integrated into the license renewal process. See “How Is The Registry Funded?” for full details.

What data should I submit?

What data should my Pharmacy submit to the MPDR?

All pharmacies that hold an active Montana license are required to register with the MPDR and make regular data submissions to the MPDR. This includes community pharmacies, out-of-state mail order pharmacies, outpatient surgical centers, dangerous drug researchers, and institutional pharmacies under certain circumstances. Wholesale Drug Distributors are not required to report to the MPDR. Refer to §37-7-1503 Mont. Code Ann. and Admin. Rules of Montana 24.174.1704 for full details.

  • All affected pharmacies are required to register and submit their historical data and begin regular weekly submissions within 30 days of being licensed to practice in Montana. Download the MPDR Reporting Guide for Pharmacies for complete instructions on how to register and submit data to the MPDR.
  • The MPDR adopted the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) Version 4.1 format for data submission, which is a nation-wide standard recognized by most pharmacy software vendors. Download the MPDR’s Technical Specifications for full details on the MPDR’s data submission standards.
  • A pharmacy’s first data submission should include historical data back to the effective date of their Montana license.
  • All Schedule II, III, IV and V controlled substances must be reported within 8 days of the date the drug was dispensed.
    • Note that institutional pharmacies are only required to report prescriptions that leave their premises, such as prescriptions dispensed through the Emergency Department.
  • Any errors, rejections or warnings that are received during a data submission must be corrected and resubmitted to the MPDR within 8 days of the original date of submission.
  • If the pharmacy did not dispense any controlled substances in Montana during a calendar month, the pharmacy is required to submit a “zero report” entry to the MPDR no later than the fifth calendar day of the following month.
    • Note that institutional pharmacies are not required to submit zero reports.
    • Pharmacies that never dispense controlled substances in Montana may request to be excused from submitting zero reports. Click “Zero Reporting Attestations” for more information.

    • Institutional Pharmacy reporting requirements:
      • Failure to report in a timely manner may result in disciplinary action by the Board of Pharmacy.
      • If a patient leaves the facility with a controlled substance in their possession, the pharmacy is required to report such dispensing within 8 days.
      • If the controlled substance was administered in the facility and the patient did not leave the premises with additional doses, the pharmacy is not required to report that administration.
      • Institutional pharmacies are not required to submit zero reports.

Zero Reporting Attestations

Can my Pharmacy be excused from submitting monthly Zero Reports?

Institutional Pharmacy licensees are not required to submit zero reports.

Wholesale Drug Distributor licensees are not required to submit any reports to the MPDR.

Any other pharmacy that never dispenses controlled substance Schedule II – V prescriptions to patients in Montana may request to be excused from zero reporting by taking the steps listed below.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Submitting a request to be excused from zero reporting does not mean that the request has been approved. The pharmacy must continue submitting monthly zero reports until they are notified via an email from the MPDR (dlibsdmpdr@mt.gov) that their request has been approved.

How to request to be excused from the MPDR’s zero reporting requirements:

Pharmacies that never dispense controlled substances to patients in Montana may request to be excused from submitting monthly zero reports by taking the following steps:

  1. Newly-licensed pharmacies, including licenses re-issued due to ownership changes and changes of location, must register with the MPDR (see pages 7 through 11 of the MPDR Reporting Guide for Pharmacies) to obtain a Unique ID. Note that pharmacies already licensed in Montana should have an existing Unique ID and do not need to create a new registration (see page 7 of the MPDR Reporting Guide for Pharmacies).

    If the pharmacy does not have a DEA registration, the pharmacy should enter a DEA number of MT9999999 during the MPDR registration process.

    Make note of the Unique ID assigned after a pharmacy is registered.

  2. Download the Pharmacy Zero Reporting Attestation Form.

  3. The Pharmacist-in-Charge (PIC) must complete the form. A corporate office cannot submit this form on behalf of the PIC.

  4. The PIC must include the pharmacy’s Unique ID on the request form; incomplete forms will not be considered for approval.

  5. The original request form should be mailed to the MPDR’s address, which is provided in the Instructions section of the form. This form cannot be submitted via fax or email.

  6. The pharmacy is not excused from monthly zero reporting until an email confirmation has been received from the MPDR (dlibsdmpdr@mt.gov), and must continue to submit timely zero reports until such notification has been received.

IMPORTANT NOTE: if an excused pharmacy subsequently dispenses a controlled substance to a patient in Montana, the pharmacy is required to report the prescription with 8 days of the date the prescription was dispensed. The pharmacy is also required meet the MPDR’s monthly Zero Reporting requirement from that date forward.

A previously-excused pharmacy is not allowed to be excused a second time from the MPDR’s Zero Reporting requirements.

How is the Registry funded?

The MPDR’s operating expenses and system enhancement costs are funded through a combination of fees and grants.

MPDR Fees

Each Montana licensee who is authorized to prescribe or dispense controlled substances is required to pay a $30 fee for establishing and maintaining the MPDR [§ 37-7-1511(1) MCA]. This fee is collected at the time of license renewal. Licensees who owe the MPDR fee include Dentists, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Resident Physicians, Naturopathic Physicians, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Podiatrists, and Advance Practice Registered Nurses with prescriptive authority.

Please note that payment of the MPDR fee is required from all Montana licensees who are authorized to prescribe or dispense controlled substances, regardless of the practitioner’s physical location or use of the MPDR’s online services.

Grant Funding

In 2011, the MPDR received a grant through the Montana Board of Crime Control (MBCC) from the Federal Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to cover the initial planning, start-up and operating expenses. These funds enabled the Board of Pharmacy, through the Department of Labor and Industry, to build and launch the MPDR’s core system, and the grant expired on March 31, 2014.

The MPDR received a second grant from MBCC as of October, 2013, and those funds became available for use on April 1, 2014. This grant covered some operating expenses, as well as costs incurred for education and system enhancements, and the grant expired on March 31, 2016.

The MPDR received a third grant from the MBCC in October 2015. Funds from this newest grant became available on April 1, 2016.

Click on the “Montana Prescription Drug Registry” link for a description of future MPDR system enhancements.

Who can access the MPDR?

All prescription data contained in the MPDR is protected health information.

There are no fees associated with access to information in the MPDR. Access will be granted to the types of licensees specified below.

Pharmacists, physicians and other licensees with prescriptive authority for controlled substances are eligible for online access to registry information. Montana licensees who are eligible for online access to the MPDR include Dentists, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Resident Physicians, Naturopathic Physicians, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Podiatrists, and Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) with prescriptive authority. Eligible licensees can apply for registry access on the MPDR Home Page, www.mpdr.mt.gov (follow the registration instructions and links in the white box).

Designated representatives from the Montana Medicare and Medicaid programs, Tribal Health, Indian Health Services and Veterans Affairs are eligible for online access to registry information that has been collected for participants in that representative’s program. These individuals can apply for registry access by completing a request form and submitting it to the MPDR office. The application form for access by agency representatives is available on the MPDR’s Information Page, www.MPDRInfo.mt.gov.

Law enforcement professionals, including coroners, can obtain a report of an individual’s registry information by submitting an investigative subpoena for information related to an active investigation. A subpoena must contain certain details in order for the MPDR to release protected health information. Please refer to “How Law Enforcement Can Obtain MPDR Information” on the MPDR’s Information Page, www.MPDRInfo.mt.gov, for full details. All reports will be delivered digitally through a secure online file transfer service.

Any individual can request that their medical practitioner or pharmacist provide them with a copy of their own prescription history from the MPDR.

An individual may also submit a notarized copy of a request form to the MPDR’s administrative office in order to obtain a digital or paper report of their own prescription history from the registry. The request form for individual patients is available on the MPDR’s Information Page, www.MPDRInfo.mt.gov.

State licensing boards or their agents may request a report when a licensed health care provider is under active investigation for suspected drug abuse or drug diversion. This information may only be shared with the licensing board or individuals who are otherwise involved in the investigation. Board Investigators must submit a request form to the MPDR; this form is posted on the MPDR’s Information Page, www.MPDRInfo.mt.gov. All reports will be delivered digitally through a secure online file transfer service.

Montana Board of Pharmacy staff members have access to information in the Registry for administrative and maintenance functions of the MPDR.

Refer to §37-7-1506 Mont. Code Ann. and to Administrative Rules of Montana §24.174.1708 for full details.

Forms, Links and Resources

www.MPDR.mt.gov. This is the MPDR Home Page. All online user activity begins on this page.

www.MPDRInfo.mt.gov. This is the MPDR’s Information Page, which contains the following:

  • Links for Prescribers and Pharmacists to become Registered Users.
  • Required online training for Registered Users and their Delegates.
  • Links for Pharmacies include the MPDR’s Technical Specifications for Reporting, an MPDR Reporting Guide, a Fact Sheet about how to correct information previously submitted to the MPDR, and a form requesting that the pharmacy be excused from submitting zero reports to the MPDR.
  • Links for law enforcement include instructions on how to subpoena MPDR information and how to read the resulting MPDR Reports.
  • Agency links include applications for online access by agency employees and a data request form for use by licensing board investigators.
  • Individuals can download the required form for requesting a copy of their own MPDR history.
  • General Information about the MPDR and links to related statutes and rules.

Contact the Registry

Where can I find more information about the MPDR?

MPDR Home Page: go to www.mpdr.mt.gov.

  • Click the “Try the Demo” button at the bottom of the page.
  • Click the “Information” and “How Do I” links at the top of the page.

MPDR Information Page: go to www.mpdrinfo.mt.gov. The Information Page contains links to:

  • Required training programs for users.
  • Application and Request Forms.
  • Information Sheets and Users Guides.

For technical assistance with registry access, please contact pdrassistance@egovmt.com or 406-449-3468, Option 0.

If you still cannot find the answer to your question, please contact the MPDR office at dlibsdmpdr@mt.gov or 406-841-2240.

If you would like to be notified of rule changes, Advisory Committee meetings, and other changes pertaining to the MPDR, please send an email to dlibsdmpdr@mt.gov and request to be added to our Interested Parties List.

MPDR Advisory Group

The Board of Pharmacy has statutory authority to establish an Advisory Group responsible for providing information and advice about the development and operation of the MPDR. This group consists of representatives from various licensing boards and professional associations, as well as Tribal Health, Medicaid, Medicare, public health agencies, the Department of Justice and the legislature. Members of the advisory group serve at the pleasure of their respective appointing authorities.


Current members of the MPDR Advisory Group:

Starla Blank Advisory Group Chair, Montana Board of Pharmacy
Dave Campana Montana Medicaid Pharmacist
Dale Chamberlain Montana Board of Dentistry
Dean Chrestenson Missoula Police Department
Bill Gallea Advisory Group Co-Chair, St. Peter's Hospital, Emergency Physician
Bruce Hayward Montana Board of Medical Examiners
Corey Heffernan Montana Pharmacy Association
Kevin Howlett Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes
Kaelyn Kelly Office of Consumer Protection, Montana Department of Justice
Tony King Montana Pharmacy Association
Mark Long Montana Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation
Joan McMahon Montana Medical Association
Ian Nesbit Montana Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Kaye Norris Montana Pain Initiative
Nancy Patterson Montana Association of Naturopathic Physicians
Trudi Schmidt Former Montana State Representative
Laureli Scribner Montana Board of Nursing
Siri Smillie Montana Governor’s Office
Kathy Sprattler Montana Board of Nursing

To contact a member of the MPDR Advisory Group, send an email to dlibsdmpdr@mt.gov. MPDR staff will forward your email to the appropriate individual.

Statute/Rule Information

All of the Statutes and Rules listed here are applicable to this board.

Statutes are laws passed by the Legislature. All changes in statutes must go through the legislative process and be passed into law before they become effective. Title 37, Chapter 1, Part 3 is the Uniform Regulatory Act passed by the Legislature in 1995. All professional and occupational licensing is covered in these statutes.

Administrative Rules pertaining to pharmacy are written and adopted by the Board of Pharmacy. The Board writes rules in order to administer the laws over which the Legislature has given the Board authority. Rules can be changed by going through the rule-making procedure. They do not go through the Legislative process. The Board of Pharmacy continuously reviews rules to determine needed changes.

The Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) at this site contain what should be the same text as the official version published by the Office of the Secretary of State. There is a possibility, however, that the content may vary from the official version. In addition, the format has been changed for viewing on this web site. A copy of the official ARM in official format can be obtained from the ARM Bureau of the Office of the Secretary of State, by calling (406) 444-2055. A web version of the ARM published by the Secretary of State can be viewed at Secretary of State's Administrative Rules of Montana.

Administrative Rules

Rules Notices

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-174-69

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.174.401 fee schedule, 24.174.602 internship requirements, and 24.174.605 foreign intern requirements

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-174-68

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.174.1712 pertaining to the prescription drug registry fee

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-174-67

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.174.501 examination for licensure as a registered pharmacist

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-307

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.101.402 definitions and 24.101.403 administrative fees, and the repeal of 24.101.401 purpose, 24.101.407 licensing, and 24.101.414 renewal notification

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-174-66

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.174.503 administration of vaccines, 24.174.1412 additions, deletions, and rescheduling of dangerous drugs, and the repeal of ARM 24.174.1420 through 24.174.1424 related to scheduling of dangerous drugs

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-174-65

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.174.301 definitions, 24.174.411 pharmacist meal/rest breaks, 24.174.602 internship requirements, 24.174.701 registration requirements, 24.174.903 patient counseling, 24.174.1101 personnel, 24.174.1111 drug distribution and control, 24.174.1115 use of contingency kits, 24.174.1704 requirements for submitting prescription registry information, 24.174.2403 legal suspension or revocation, the amendment and transfer of ARM 24.174.510, 24.174.514, and 24.174.523 related to prescription requirements, 24.174.1121 sterile products, the adoption of NEW RULE I quality assurance program requirements, and the transfer of ARM 24.174.511 through 24.174.513, 24.174.515, and 24.174.520 through 24.174.522 related to prescription requirements

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-174-64

In the matter of the adoption of NEW RULE I military training or experience

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ADOPTION
posted March 21, 2014

NOTICE OF ADOPTION
posted June 9, 2014

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-174-63

In the matter of the amendment of 24.174.301 definitions, 24.174.1201 wholesale drug distributor licensing, 24.174.2107 registered pharmacist continuing education and the adoption of NEW RULES I use of contingency kits, II definitions, III information required for submission, IV electronic format required for the transmission of information, V requirements for submitting prescription registry information, VI failure to report prescription information, VII registry information review and unsolicited patient profiles, VIII access to prescription drug registry information, IX registry information retention, X advisory group, XI prescription drug registry fee, XII release of prescription drug registry information to other entities, and XIII interstate exchange of registry information

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-174-62

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.174.301 definitions, 24.174.402 dangerous drug fee schedule, 24.174.503 administration of vaccines by pharmacists, 24.174.523 transmission of prescriptions, 24.174.1003 identification of pharmacist-in-charge, 24.174.1202 minimum information required for licensure, 24.174.1302 telepharmacy operations, 24.174.1503 acceptable cancer drugs, the adoption of NEW RULES I emergency prescription refills, II remote medication order processing services, III schedule I dangerous drugs, IV schedule II dangerous drugs, V schedule III dangerous drugs, VI schedule IV dangerous drugs, VII schedule V dangerous drugs, VIII through XVI board-established medical assistance program, XVII through XXII quality improvement program, XXIII limited service pharmacy, and the repeal of ARM 24.174.813 class IV facility

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-259

In the matter of the adoption of NEW RULE I registration for out-of-state volunteer professionals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ADOPTION
posted November 7, 2011

NOTICE OF ADOPTION
posted January 27, 2012

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-174-61

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.174.303 definitions, 24.174.501 examination for licensure, 24.174.503 administration of vaccines, 24.174.510 prescription requirements, 24.174.602 internship requirements, 24.174.604 preceptor requirements, 24.174.2104 and 24.174.2106 registered pharmacist continuing education, and the repeal of ARM 24.174.1010 disciplinary action

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-174-60

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.174.401 fee schedule, 24.174.403 change in address, 24.174.805 change of pharmacist-in-charge, 24.174.813 class IV facility, 24.174.1003 identification of pharmacist-in-charge, 24.174.1201 wholesale drug distributor, 24.174.1302 telepharmacy operations, 24.174.1412 dangerous drugs, and the adoption of NEW RULES I through X cancer drug repository, and NEW RULES XI through XIV clinical pharmacist practitioner

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-174-59

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.174.301 definitions, 24.174.503 administration of vaccines, 24.174.510 prescriptions, 24.174.523 transmission of prescriptions, 24.174.601 objectives, 24.174.602 internship, 24.174.701 registration requirements, 24.174.703 pharmacy technician, 24.174.817 record keeping, 24.174.1002 registration conditions, 24.174.1114 emergency drug kit, 24.174.2102 and 24.174.2103 renewal, 24.174.2301 unprofessional conduct, and repeal of 24.174.1007 agent of records

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-203

In the matter of the adoption of NEW RULE I pertaining to licensee lookup database

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ADOPTION
posted January 23, 2009

NOTICE OF ADOPTION
posted July 10, 2009

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-174-58

In the matter of the proposed amendment of ARM 24.174.301 definitions, 24.174.401 fee schedule, 24.174.1122 ambulatory surgical facilities, and 24.174.2104 continuing education

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT
posted April 11, 2008

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT
posted June 4, 2008

Statutes

Complaint Information

In order to meet its mission, the Board is charged with taking appropriate action for unprofessional, incompetent, or unlawful practice.  You can learn more about the complaint process or file a complaint with the Board.

For a complaint form, click here

For a brochure on the complaint process, click here

For the complaint form FAQ, click here.


Complaint Contact

Alicia Tangen, Compliance Specialist
Telephone: (406) 841-2357
E-mail: dlibsdcomplaints@mt.gov

How to File a Complaint

The Department is charged with regulating professions and occupations for the protection of the public as a whole. Although the Department does not represent individuals filing complaints, the Department will review complaints in a timely manner to ensure a complaint is processed and that the Board will take appropriate action.

The length of time for resolution of a complaint is impossible to estimate due to the various complexities presented in individual complaints.

The following types of complaints may be filed:

  • Unprofessional conduct by a licensee;
  • Unprofessional conduct by a license applicant;
  • Unlicensed practice of the profession or occupation.

If an individual is unsure of what constitutes unprofessional conduct and needs a description of the various types, reference to Montana statutes and rules will provide an answer. These are found at your local public library or at the appropriate board site on this web page.

Drop Off or Mail to:
"Name of the Board or Program the complaint pertains to"
Business Standards Division
301 South Park, 4th Floor
PO Box 200514
Helena, MT 59620-0514

The Complaint Process

Business Standards Division

This process is used for the Boards that are administered in the Business Standards Division. 
The various Programs administered in the Division use a similar process.

Frequently Asked Questions about Complaint Process

IMPORTANT

When filing or responding to a complaint, be as thorough as possible. You may attach additional documents to the complaint form to ensure that all pertinent information has been included. The Screening Panel meeting is NOT a hearing, but is a time for the panel to consider the complaint and response. Attendance is your choice. If you attend the panel may ask additional questions. Please notify this office prior to the meeting if you plan to attend.

After a complaint has been filed against a licensed individual...

The Compliance Office will send a letter of acknowledgment to the person who filed the complaint (Complainant), and a letter requesting a response (with a copy of the complaint) to the licensee against whom the complaint was filed.

The Licensee may submit a written response addressing the complaint to the Compliance Office. The process continues whether or not a response is submitted. The Complainant is not entitled to a copy of the response.

The Compliance Office will notify the Licensee and Complainant regarding the date and time of any meeting during which the case will be discussed.

Complaints remain confidential unless a Notice of Proposed Board Action is issued, which is a public document along with all subsequent legal filings.

MEETINGS 
Closed Meeting - During a Closed Meeting only the Licensee, the Complainant, and/or attorneys for either can be in attendance. Minutes of Closed Meetings are not public documents.

Open Meeting - A public meeting which anyone can attend. The minutes of Open meetings are public documents and made available online via the specific Board’s webpage.
(Adjudication Panel meetings are usually open.)

Individuals may attend a meeting in person or by telephone. Please notify this office prior to the meeting if you plan to attend the meeting.

SCREENING PANEL

Screening PanelA committee comprised of members of the Board. The Screening Panel’s function is to determine the preliminary action(s) to take on a complaint. Possible preliminary actions include dismissal, investigation, or a finding of Reasonable Cause.

The complaint and response (if any) are submitted to the Screening Panel members. The Screening Panel meeting is not a hearing, but rather a committee meeting to review and discuss the complaint and response to determine if disciplinary action is warranted.

DISMISSAL

If the Screening Panel dismisses a complaint, the complaint can be dismissed with or without prejudice (see definitions below).

Dismissal With Prejudice - The complaint is dismissed and cannot be considered by the Screening Panel in the future.

Dismissal Without Prejudice - The complaint is dismissed but may be considered by the Screening Panel in the future if there are ever allegations of a similar nature.

INVESTIGATION

Only a member of the Screening Panel can request an investigation of a complaint. If an investigation is requested by the Screening Panel, the case is assigned to an investigator who may request an interview with the Licensee, the Complainant, and/or other individuals. Upon completion of the investigation, a written report is submitted to the Screening Panel, which will then determine if there is Reasonable Cause to proceed with disciplinary action.


REASONABLE CAUSE

Reasonable Cause - A finding by the Screening Panel that evidence exists that a violation of statutes and rules has occurred which warrants proceeding with disciplinary action.

If Reasonable Cause is found, the Department Counsel issues a Notice of Proposed Board Action (Notice) to the Licensee. Once a Notice is issued, it is public information. A proposed Stipulation may be included with the Notice.

Notice - A legal document from the Department’s Legal Counsel which sets forth the Department’s factual assertions, the statutes or rules relied upon, and advising the licensee of the right to a hearing.

Stipulation - A tentative agreement for settlement of the case. A Stipulation is not finalized until approved by the Adjudication Panel. 

The Licensee may either sign the Stipulation or contest the proposed action by requesting an administrativeHearing (a legal process before a Hearing Examiner). If the Licensee wishes to request a hearing, written request must be received within twenty (20) days from receipt of the Notice. Failure to either sign a Stipulation or request a hearing within twenty (20) days may result in the issuing of a Final Order of Default against the licensee.

Default - the licensee’s acceptance of the disciplinary action demonstrated by failing to participate in the process

ADJUDICATION PANEL

Adjudication Panel - A committee comprised of members of the Board who are  NOT on the Screening Panel. The Adjudication Panel determines the final outcome of a case.

The Adjudication Panel reviews the record to determine appropriate sanctions. A Final Order is issued by the Adjudication Panel, completing the complaint process.


COMPLAINT PROCESS FLOW

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Current license status and information regarding disciplinary action(s) against
a licensee can be accessed online at:
https://ebiz.mt.gov/pol/

Unlicensed Practice Complaint Process

Department of Labor & Industry - Business Standards Division

PO Box 200513, Helena, MT 59620-0513

When a complaint or other information is received alleging possible unlicensed practice...

  • (If the allegation is not made in the form of a formal written complaint, a complaint form is completed by the Department and a complaint number is assigned.)
  • A copy of the complaint and a request for a written response are mailed to the person against whom the complaint was filed (Respondent).
  • A written acknowledgment that the complaint has been received is mailed to the person who filed the complaint (Complainant)
  • The respondent may submit a letter of response to the complaint. If a written response is not submitted, the complaint process continues without a response.
  • The complainant and the respondent are sent written notify cation of the date, time, and location of any meeting at which the complaint will be discussed.

The Board Meeting

  • Unlicensed Practice complaints are addressed by the Full Board in executive session (meaning closed to the public). Board meetings are open to the public unless the chairperson determines an individual’s right to privacy outweighs the public’s right to know. If so, that portion of the meeting will be closed to the public (only the respondent, complainant, and legal counsel for each (if any) may be present).
  • The complaint and response (if any) are provided to the board members prior to an upcoming board meeting for their review. The board meeting is not a hearing, but rather a meeting at which the information provided is considered and discussed by the board.

DISMISSAL

  • If the board dismisses a complaint, the complaint can be dismissed with or without prejudice.
  • Dismissal With Prejudice-The complaint is dismissed and cannot be considered in the future.
  • Dismissal Without Prejudice-The complaint is dismissed but may be considered by the board in the future if there are ever allegations of a similar nature.

INVESTIGATION

  • The board can request an investigator be assigned to gather additional information surrounding the allegations made in the complaint. This may involve interviews with the respondent, the complainant, and possible witnesses.
  • After the investigation has been completed, an investigative report is prepared and presented to the board for consideration at a subsequent meeting.
  • Following the board’s review of the investigative report, a determination is made to either dismiss the complaint or take action in the form of a Cease and Desist or an Injunction.

CEASE & DESIST / INJUNCTION

  • The board may issue a Cease & Desist or seek an Injunction.
  • Cease & Desist–A letter from the administrative agency prohibiting a person or business from doing or continuing to do a certain activity.
  • Injunction-A writ granted by a court prohibiting a person or business from doing or continuing to do a certain activity.

For more information, contact DLI Business Standards Division at 406-841-2300

FAQ

Name changes must be requested in writing with documentation of the name change included (marriage license, divorce decree etc.).  If you would like a copy of your license in your new name you must include $5 for a duplicate license.

 

Please use the address change form located under the forms tab on this website (or notify the board via fax or US mail). All licensees are required to notify the Board of an address change within 30 days.

The three personal character references are required to be submitted before a technician-in-training becomes certified as a technician.

A Certified Pharmacy, Wholesale Drug Distributor or a Mail Order Pharmacy is required to submit a new application if there is a change in location or a change in ownership of more than 50%.  The application needs to be submitted 30 days prior to the change.

The Intern license shall expire not later than 12 months after the date of graduation or at the time of professional licensure, whichever comes first.

A pharmacist has to be actively engaged in the practice of pharmacy for one year, unless approved by the Board. A form is provided on the website. Proof of completion of a training course is required.

A registered pharmacist in good standing may supervise no more than three technicians at any time.

No, a pharmacist-in-charge of a Mail Order Pharmacy needs to be licensed in good standing in the state in which the Mail Order Pharmacy is located.

A  Wholesale Drug Distributor needs to be licensed if business is conducted with the state of Montana.

The Board requires 1.5 CEU (15 clock hours) with a minimum of 5 hours to be obtained in an approved group setting or 2.0 CEU (20 clock hours) if you do not take at least 5 hours in an approved group program. The CEU is required within the 12 months prior to June 30 in order to renew your license. An additional 15 hours may be accumulated and applied to the following licensing year. Once approved, a course may not be used more than once to satisfy this requirement. Pharmacists renewing as a new graduate are exempt from this requirement. Pharmacists residing in another state are required to meet Montana's requirements for continuing education.

A pharmacy technician is required to maintain a current Pharmacy Technician certification for their Montana licensure.  The continuing education is required by the certifying agency.

 

This site is a primary source for verification of license credentials.

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Business Standards Division, presents Licensee Lookup information as a service to the public. The Division relies upon information provided by licensees to be true and correct, as required by statute. It is an act of unprofessional conduct for a licensee knowingly to provide erroneous information to the Division.

The Department of Labor and Industry makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content of this website. Assessing the accuracy and reliability of information obtained from this website is solely the responsibility of the user. If you have questions regarding information found within this Licensee Lookup website, please contact the specific licensing board directly.

Please note that some disciplinary actions against licensees may not appear immediately on the website. Appeals, effective dates of orders and other administrative processes may delay posting on the website. Please contact the specific licensing board directly if you require discipline information that occurred prior to July 1, 1996.

Click here for PDF of Complaint Process FAQs.