Apply for an operating permit for a two-storey pharmacy

On request, an operating permit for a secondary pharmacy can be granted.

If a state of emergency occurs in the supply of medicines because pharmacies are missing to supply the population, you as the owner of a nearby pharmacy can apply for permission to operate a branch pharmacy. Zweigapotheken have a lower equipment than normal pharmacies, which is also regulated by law.

Secondary pharmacies must be managed, the administrator needs a permit from the competent authority.

As a rule, you will not be granted permission for more than one pharmacy.

The permit will be granted to you for 5 years, it can be granted again.

  • Declaration of full legal capacity
  • German license to practice medicine
  • Curriculum vitae
  • medical certificate
  • Certificate of Good Conduct Document Type 0
  • Notification of whether and, if so, at what place you operate one or more pharmacies in a 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 corresponding legal claim
  • Proof that you have the prescribed premises

The competent authority may also request further documentation.

Different regulations in the countries.

Preconditions

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

Related Links

  • § 16 Pharmacy Act (ApoG)
  • § 13 Pharmacy Act (ApoG)
  • § 4 Pharmacy Operating Regulations (ApBetrO)
  • § 2 Abs. 1 Nr. 1 bis 4, 7 und 8 Apothekengesetz (ApoG)

An operating permit will be granted to you on application after

  • The competent authority shall establish that the legal requirements are met.
  • If the conditions are met, the operating permit is issued.
  • An inspection of the premises must be carried out by the competent authority before the start of operation.

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