The following steps occur after the licensee applicant or the proprietor’s representative has received conditional acceptance of their letter of intent and a letter of intent (LOI) number.
When the pharmacy has met the Foundational Requirements: Guidance Document for Opening a Licensed Pharmacy and is ready for the pre-opening inspection, the licensee applicant, who meets the licensee criteria, may proceed with the following steps to apply for a new pharmacy licence. The licensee should submit the information below at least 45 days prior to the proposed pharmacy opening date.
A pharmacy practice consultant will review the submitted digital evidence. If the digital evidence is accepted by the pharmacy practice consultant, the pre-opening inspection will be scheduled on the first available date within three to four weeks of digital evidence acceptance.
The pharmacy must be in a fully functional state during the pre-opening inspection, otherwise you may incur a re-inspection fee and further delay. Along with the pharmacy practice consultant, you will complete the pre-opening inspection according to the foundational requirements: compliance checklist. Any deficiencies identified by the pharmacy practice consultant during the pre-opening inspection must be corrected and evidence of the corrections must be provided prior to the licence being issued.
When the pharmacy practice consultant has confirmed compliance with all legislative requirements, the licensee must complete these final steps prior to operating the pharmacy: