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A person shall not establish, conduct, or maintain a pharmacy in this state without a license. The following types of pharmacy practice are recognized by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners.

General Pharmacy is a location where a pharmacist provides pharmaceutical services or dispenses pharmaceutical products to patients in accordance with pharmacy laws.

Hospital Pharmacy means and includes a pharmacy licensed by the Board and located within any hospital, health system, institution, or establishment which maintains and operates organized facilities for the diagnosis, care, and treatment of human illnesses to which persons may be admitted for overnight stay at the facility.

Long-Term Care Pharmacy means a hospital pharmacy, a general pharmacy, a limited use pharmacy, or a nonresident pharmacy in which drugs, chemicals, or poisons are prepared, compounded, dispensed, vended, distributed, or sold on a regular and recurring basis to or for the use of residents of a long-term care facility and from which related pharmacy services are delivered.

General Pharmacy is a location where a pharmacist provides pharmaceutical services or dispenses pharmaceutical products to patients in accordance with pharmacy laws.

Limited Use Pharmacy may be issued based upon special conditions of use proposed by the individual pharmacy site. The board has currently recognized Nuclear Pharmacy and Correctional Facility Pharmacy as qualifying for limited use pharmacy licenses.

For more information, contact Diana Pirillo.

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