A pharmacist currently licensed in Minnesota who is not in active practice in Minnesota may apply for an inactive status license with the board. Requests for inactive status licensure shall be made at the time of license renewal.
The board shall grant an inactive status license to a pharmacist making the request on submission of a sworn statement stating that the pharmacist is not in active practice in Minnesota.
A pharmacist granted an inactive status license must continue to pay the renewal fee for licensure but shall not be required to comply with the continuing education requirements of the board. A pharmacist granted inactive status is not authorized to practice pharmacy in Minnesota while on inactive status.
If an individual's license is on inactive status and that individual maintains an active status license in good standing in another state that requires continuing education, the individual may reactivate the Minnesota license by showing compliance with the continuing education requirements of the other state. If an individual in this category has been on inactive status in Minnesota for longer than five years, the individual must also take and pass the jurisprudence examination described in part 6800.1300, subpart 5, offered to candidates for licensure by reciprocity.
If an individual's license is on inactive status in Minnesota and that individual is not licensed in another state that requires continuing education and now seeks to reactivate the license in Minnesota, the individual must show that continuing pharmaceutical education has been completed at a rate of 15 hours per year for each year that the license has been on inactive status up to a maximum of 75 hours. If the license has been on inactive status for longer than five years, the individual must also take and pass the jurisprudence examination described in part 6800.1300, subpart 5, offered to candidates for licensure by reciprocity.
An individual whose license has lapsed before November 1, 1993, and who wishes to be relicensed must apply under Minnesota Statutes, section 151.14.
A pharmacist who is completely retired from active pharmacy practice may apply to the board for an emeritus license providing the pharmacist has not been disciplined by the board. An emeritus license is not a license to practice, but is a formal recognition of completion of that individual's pharmacy career in good standing.
An emeritus pharmacist is not subject to renewal fees or continuing education requirements.
A pharmacist interested in an emeritus license may obtain an application form by requesting it on the annual renewal form or by writing or calling the board office.
MS s 151.06
18 SR 1145
September 21, 2011
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes