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On request, an operating licence may be issued for a branch pharmacy.

If a state of emergency occurs in the supply of medicines due to the lack of pharmacies to supply the population, you can apply for permission to operate a branch pharmacy at a nearby pharmacy. Branch pharmacies have less equipment than normal pharmacies, but it is also regulated by law.

Branch pharmacies must be managed, the administrator needs the approval of the competent authority.

You are usually not granted permission for more than one branch pharmacy.

Permission will be granted to you for 5 years and may be re-issued.

  • Declaration of full business capability
  • German Approbation as pharmacist
  • Resume
  • medical health certificate
  • Leadership certificate Document type 0
  • Notification whether and, where appropriate, where you operate one or more pharmacies in one Member State of the European Union or in another State Party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or in a Contracting State to which Germany and the European Union have contractually granted a legal right to do so.
  • Proof that you have the required operating rooms

The competent authority may also request further documentation.

Different regulations in the countries.


  • There is a state of emergency in the supply of medicines.
  • They have the legally required rooms.
  • You are the owner*In a nearby pharmacy.

Related Links

  • Section 16 Pharmacy Act (ApoG)
  • Section 13 Pharmacy Act (ApoG)
  • Section 4 Pharmacy Operating Regulations (ApBetrO)
  • Section 2 (1) Nos. 1 to 4, 7 and 8 Pharmacy Act (ApoG)

An operating licence is issued to you on request after

  • The competent authority shall determine that the legal requirements have been met.
  • If the conditions are met, the operating licence is issued.
  • A inspection of the premises must be carried out by the competent authority before the start of operations.

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