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Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Credentialing Procedures


Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) firms which administer, develop, maintain, perform, or provide any of the pharmacy practice activities identified within the PBM Licensing Law, more specifically at R.S. 40:2868, and which seek to obtain a PBM permit from the Board of Pharmacy shall complete the credentialing procedure identified here. 

The application for a PBM permit is electronic in nature, and access to that application requires an online account.  To establish an online account, the applicant shall complete this Request for New Account and then send the completed request form (PDF preferable) to the Board office, more specifically to licensing@pharmacy.la.gov.  The licensing staff will create a new online account and then send the login credentials via email to the application contact person identified within the request form.  The online application form will request information about the applicant, its ownership and management as well as its pharmacy practice activities.  A number of documents will also be requested.

When the licensing analyst has compiled a completed application package, the application will be referred to an administrative officer for scheduling a hearing with the Board's Application Review Committee.  The applicant will be notified of the date, time and place of that committee hearing.  At the conclusion of the committee hearing, the committee may direct the issuance of an unrestricted permit, or in the alternative, recommend the issuance of a restricted permit or the denial of a permit.  In the event of a recommendation for a restriction or denial, the application will be referred to the full Board for its consideration of the committee's recommendation.  In the event of such a referral, the applicant will be notified of the date, time and place of the Board hearing.

When issued, the permit will be valid for two years after the date of issuance.  The renewal will be accomplished via an online renewal process, and the renewed permit shall be valid for two years thereafter, using the anniversary of the initial date of issuance as the expiration date.