Apply for an operating permit for a pharmacy Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If you want to open or take over a new pharmacy, you must submit a written application for an operating permit.

In the documents to be submitted, you prove your qualification as a permit holder, prove that you have suitable operating premises and affirm under oath that you comply with certain legal requirements.

It is advisable to contact the competent authority for you before submitting your application in order to clarify the scope of the necessary documents for your application.

Required documents result from the Pharmacy Act.

You can clarify more information about the type and scope of the documents with the competent authority for you.

Den Antrag auf Erteilung der Erlaubnis zum Betrieb einer oder mehrerer öffentlicher Apotheken finden Sie auf den Seiten des Landesamtes für soziale Dienste.

Related Links

  • Application for operation of public pharmacies


Permission must be granted on request if you meet all the requirements of § 2 of the Pharmacy Act.


Im Apothekengesetz sind auch Regelungen für die Fälle getroffen, dass der Antragsteller nicht die notwendige Approbation vorweisen kann, er Bürger eines anderen Staates ist, der Versand apothekenpflichtiger Arzneimittel angeboten oder der Antrag für mehrere öffentliche Apotheken gestellt wird.

Weitere Informationen zu Ansprechpartnern in Schleswig-Holstein finden Sie auf den Internetseiten der Landesregierung.

  • State Office for Social Services

Related Links

  • §1 (2) Pharmacy Act (ApoG)
  • §2 Pharmacy Act (ApoG)
  • § 6 Pharmacy Act (ApoG)
  • § 2a Pharmacy Operating Regulations (ApBetrO)
  • § 4 Pharmacy Operating Regulations (ApBetrO)
  • § 4 (1) No. 4 Federal Pharmacists' Regulations
  • Administrative Fees Ordinance (VerwGebVO)
  • You submit your written application to the competent authority.
  • The Authority shall request further documents if necessary.
  • The type approval is issued when the competent authority determines that the legal requirements are met.
  • In the case of a new opening, an appointment for an acceptance tour of the operational pharmacy will be arranged before the start of operation.

Responsible for the content
The Senator for Health, Women and Consumer Protection (SGFV)
Unit 44: Pharmacy, Environmental Hygiene and Toxicology
Contrescarpe 72, 28195 Bremen, Germany

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