Any person, partnership, corporation, or business firm, or other entity that engages in wholesale drug distribution in this state must first obtain a wholesale drug distributor license from the Department. A separate license must be obtained for each facility engaged in wholesale drug distribution in this state.
A license is issued only for the premises and persons named in the application and is not transferrable or assignable.
Please contact the Office of Medical & Specialized Health at (402) 471-2118 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine whether you are required to obtain Nebraska's Wholesale Drug Distributor license.
An applicant or licensee must notify the Department when there is a change in the designated representative. The applicant or licensee is responsible for meeting the requirements pursuant to 172 NAC 131.003.02A item 3 and may amend the wholesale drug distributor application or license by submitting the required information regarding the form for a new representative to the Department.
An applicant or licensee must notify the Department when there is a change in the name of the facility by submitting an amendment to the Department.
Notice: The fee for criminal background checks increased to $45.25 on January 1, 2017. Submit request for criminal background check directly to the Nebraska State Patrol.
All wholesale drug distributor licenses expire July 1st each year.
Initial Licensure for a Wholesale Drug Distributor
A wholesale drug distributor applicant must:
Initial Licensure for a Wholesale Drug Distributor - Medical Gas Distributor
A Wholesale Drug Distributor - Medical Gas Distributor must submit:
Application materials* must be submitted to:
DHHS - Division of Public Health Licensure Unit PO Box 94986 Lincoln NE 68509-4986 *Please note that requests for criminal background checks are to be submitted directly to the Nebraska State Patrol.
Each wholesale drug distributor doing business in Nebraska must be inspected onsite by the Department, by a nationally recognized accreditation program approved by the Board, or by another state or federal regulatory agency approved by the Board. Such inspections will occur as a condition of receiving and retaining a wholesale drug distributor license.
Wholesale drug distributor licenses expire on July 1 of each year.
If a licensee fails to renew their license by July 1 each year, the licensee is still required to submit the completed renewal notice, the required documents, the renewal fee of $550, and the renewal late fee of $100.
The Department can refuse to renew a license. See 172 NAC 131-011.
Renewal Process: At least 30 days before July 1 of each year, the Department will send a renewal notice by means of regular mail to each licensee at the licensee's current mailing address as noted in the records of the Department.
Wholesale Drug Distributors must submit:
Wholesale Drug Distributor - Medical Gas Distributors must submit:
Failure to renew within 30 days of the expiration date will result in the revocation of the license without further notice or hearing. Within One Year After Revocation for Non-Renewal, a Wholesale drug distributor must:
Wholesale Drug Distributor - Medical Gas Distributor must:
After One Year of Revocation for Non-Renewal Any wholesale drug distributor whose license has been revoked for more than one year for not meeting renewal requirements may reapply to the Department for a license. Reapplication is made in the same manner as an application for initial licensure.
Reinstatement After Disciplinary Action Any wholesale drug distributor whose license has been suspended or revoked for disciplinary action may reinstated by the Department upon recommendation of the Board after a definite period of time as described in 172 NAC 131-010.03A and 131-010.03B. The licensee would submit an application in the same manner as an application for initial licensure.
DHHS Licensure UnitPO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-4986
Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South14th & M Streets 3rd FloorLincoln NE 68508
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.