Governor Pete Ricketts announced the end of Nebraska's coronavirus state of emergency. The Governor issued the state of emergency declaration on March 13, 2020. It officially ended at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The Governor issued Executive Order (EO) 21-09 to rescind pandemic-related executive orders. With a few exceptions, the coronavirus executive orders will expire on July 30, 2021, which is thirty days after the state of emergency ends. Full text of EO 21-09 is available by clicking here.
NOTE: A hospital that dispenses drugs or devices to people who are current, registered patients within that hospital does not need a separate pharmacy license. A hospital dispensing to people who are not registered as patients must have a community pharmacy license.
A community pharmacy license is only issued to the premises and persons named in the application. It cannot be transferred or assigned to anyone not named in the application. If the property is sold or moved, the license is terminated. The new owners must apply for a new pharmacy license.
Important Reminder for Pharmacies Regarding Pharmacy Technicians:
Anyone employed as a pharmacy technician on or after January 1, 2016, must be certified by a board-approved certifying body within a year of being registered.
Click here for approved certifying options.
Reasons for an amendment:
Submit the following to obtain an amended license:
The Department follows a common format for an onsite inspection report called a Pharmacy Quality Assurance Report, or PQAR. Some pharmacies find the PQAR helpful for reviewing areas of compliance prior to a Pharmacy Inspector conducting an onsite inspection. Once an onsite pharmacy inspection is completed, the pharmacy will receive a dated copy of the inspection. Note the date of the initial on-site inspection, as this will become the date that your self-inspection is due every year thereafter.
Annual Self-Inspection All community pharmacies are required to complete an annual self-inspection using the PQAR form, available from the Department. This self-inspection will be due each year on the date of the facility's initial on-site inspection. The facility may complete the PQAR up to 30 days prior to the due date and submit it to their pharmacy inspector for review (addresses available at below link).
Pharmacy Inspector Listing by County
Mike Rueb, RPPhone: (402) 416-3534E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean Willson, RPPhone (402) 237-9865E-mail: email@example.com
Melissa Pollard, RPPhone (402) 405-7595E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
DHHS Licensure UnitAttn: PharmacyPO Box 94986Lincoln NE 68509
Nebraska State Office Building301 Centennial Mall South, 1st Floor
14th & M Streets
Lincoln NE 68509-4986
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.