Effective June 30, 2021, The grace period for late fees will no longer be waived and will be due for licenses that have not been renewed when they expire after June 30, 2021. Renewals received after this period will need to be submitted as Reinstatements and will be assessed a reinstatement fee.

 January 6 2022 Maryland Insurance Administration COVID State of Emergency Update


The Board is currently experiencing some systems outages due to a security incident involving MDH servers which may result in delays renewing licenses, registrations, or permits. The Board is unsure when its systems will be fully operational. Pursuant to Md. Code Ann., State Gov't § 10-226(b), if a substantial application for renewal is made at least 2 calendar weeks before expiration of a license, registration, or permit, the license, registration, or permit cannot expire until the Board takes final action on the application. Therefore, if you applied for renewal at least 14 calendar days before your expiration date, you can continue to practice even if the license verification system reflects an expiration date that has passed. The online verification should still indicate that your license, registration, or permit is "active."

FAQs Office Location:

4201 Patterson Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21215

(410) 764-4755  or (800) 542-4964 (Maryland Only) 

(800) 735-2258 TTY for the Deaf ​


Governor's Actions:

Amended Nursing Home Order (Jan 13​)

  1. In areas of high transmission, all staff, regardless of vaccination status, are required to be tested twice a week.
  2. In areas of high transmission, all visitors to the facility are required to show proof of a negative test or take a rapid test onsite. Visitors who do not wish to be tested must wear a face covering and maintain appropriate social distancing.​
Healthcare Provider Notice (Jan 13)​
  1. Reminds health care providers to comply with Federal/state law regarding the rights of patients with disabilities in health care settings and their ability to access suppor​

1. Proclamation:​
  • 22-01-04-01Health Care Matters Order Amendment
  • Authorizes certain actions by the Secretary of Health
  • Allows for expanded scope of healthcare practitioners' licenses
  • Allows nursing graduates to function as full RNs, with supervision
  • Allows interstate reciprocity for healthcare licenses & inactive health care practitioners to practice
  • Activates the Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps
  • Authorizes certain actions by MIEMSS to augment healthcare workforce
  • Per FDA, expands booster/additional dose eligibility and other technical amendments
A Link to all Exec Orders, Health Orders, etc. can be found here (it will be updated as soon as possible): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ylxE4WjlW_07ZwXrpvmroeGb8ZJWY_K3-TthQfIGTDA/edit?usp=sharing



During the pandemic, Governor Larry Hogan issued an Executive Order that enabled a licensed out-of-state pharmacist to work in a healthcare facility, excluding a pharmacy, located in Maryland under certain circumstances. Office of Governor Larry Hogan and Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford, Amending and Restating the Order of March 16, 2020, Relating to Various Health Care Matters, March 9, 2021, https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Health-Care-Matters-AMENDED-3.09.21.pdf

The above order terminates on August 15, 2021.

Effective June 30, 2021, The grace period for late fees will no longer be waived and will be due for licenses that have not been renewed when they expire after June 30, 2021


​The Department of Health and local health departments (LHD's) in various counties are seeking qualified pharmacist volunteers to administer vaccines, and specifically COVID-19 vaccines, at anticipated vaccination sites.  

Question:  Pharmacists who are interested in volunteering have asked how they can meet the Board's vaccine reporting and recordkeeping requirements when volunteering in this. 

Answer: Pharmacists who volunteer for an LHD to administer vaccines at an LHD-designated site are acting on behalf of the LHD, and thus may rely on the LHD to report vaccines administered by the pharmacist volunteer to ImmuNet and the CDC, and to maintain the requisite administration records in compliance with HIPAA and Maryland medical records laws.

For more information regarding how to become a pharmacist volunteer, please contact the Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps at mdresponds.health@maryland.gov​

Resources for Healthcare Providers 

CJIS Criminal Background Processing Locations

There are over 125 Private Providers in Maryland that conduct CJIS fingerprinting services. Please visit the Maryland Public Safety and Correctional Services website, for a list of locations that can be used to have fingerprints processed: 

 COVID-19 Maryland Board of Pharmacy Guidance and Announcements

Pearson Vue Testing sites operating this month in 4 Maryland locations and Remote Option for MPJE exam





Maryland Board of Pharmacy

4201 Patterson Ave.

Baltimore MD, 21215

Phone: 410.764.4755

Email: MDH.MDBOP@maryland.gov 

Customer Service Call Center Hours
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM



Please be advised that starting on Thursday, July 1,2021, the Board of Pharmacy will be open to receive in person ​visits from licensees.  Office hours are  8 AM-4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.  No Masks are required.​ 
For all inquiries please contact the Board of Pharmacy by phone at  (410) 764-4755  or (800) 542-4964 (Maryland Only) , or (800) 735-2258 TTY for the Deaf  or email at 

The next Maryland Board of Pharmacy public board meeting will be on February 16, 2022 at 9:30 AM


Sterile Compound Adverse Event Reporting Form  

For more information about this service click here.


​​​​Employees Only Site​

​​MIS Support for MD​ BOP Employees Only


Future Board Meeting Dates

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