Apply for an operating permit for hospital pharmacy

An operating permit is required for the operation of a hospital pharmacy.

An operating licence for a hospital pharmacy must be applied for in writing to the competent authority.

Documents in accordance with § 14 of the Pharmacy Act must be submitted.

More detailed information on the type and scope is provided by the respective locally competent authority.


If the competent authority determines that the requirements of § 14 of the Pharmacy Act are met, the operating permit must be granted in accordance with the application.

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  • § 14 Pharmacy Act (ApoG)
  • § 2 Pharmacy Act (ApoG)
  • Third Section of the Pharmacy Operating Regulations
  • First of all, you should contact your competent authority to describe your project and discuss the scope of the documents to be submitted.
  • Next, make a full written request.
  • Your application will be examined by the competent authority.
  • If necessary, the competent authority shall request further documents.
  • If the requirements of the Pharmacy Act are met, you will be granted an operating permit.
  • Pharmacy operations may only be started after an inspection by the competent authority.

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