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    ​Veterans Auto and Education Improvement Act (VAEIA)

    Licensed pharmacists and technicians from other states under military order to practice in Maryland are now allowed to practice in Maryland without a Maryland pharmacy license

    On January 5, 2023, the President of the Unites States signed into law the VAEIA. This new federal law allows a servicemember (or their spouse), under military orders to serve in Maryland and licensed as a pharmacist or pharmacist technician in another state, to practice in Maryland without a license

    The VAEIA requires that in order to practice in the state they are serving in, the service member (or spouse) must:

    1. provide a copy of their military orders to the licensing board in that state;
    2. remain in good standing in their original state of licensure and any other state they are licensed in;
    3. “submit to the authority of the licensing authority in the new jurisdiction for the purposes of standards of practice, discipline, and fulfillment of any continuing education requirements."

    The law also ​allows a licensed pharmacist or pharmacy technician who is the spouse of a service member the same allowance under the same requirements. The authority to practice in Maryland without a license lasts for as long as the service member is stationed in Maryland (for the spouse of a service member, divorce would also terminate the recognition to practice in Maryland).​

    Application for Recognition of Out-of-State License or Registration

    Acceptance letters:

    Asega, Beemnet

    Hey, Carolyn
    Thompson, Maya