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This informational reference map is being presented to assist you in keeping updated on your state's compliance status with USP Chapter 797 and continuing education (CE) renewal requirements through a research project conducted by CriticalPoint, LLC and NABP.


Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy
239 Causeway St, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617/973-0950
State 797 Compliance Status: Direct





Does the state have specific language requiring compliance with USP 797?



What is regulation cited and verbiage used?

Board of Registration in Pharmacy - 247 CMR 9.00: Code of Professional Conduct; Professional Standards for Registered Pharmacists, Pharmacies and Pharmacy Departments - 9.01: Code of Professional Conduct for Registered Pharmacists, Pharmacies and Pharmacy Departments (3) A pharmacist shall observe the standards of the current United States Pharmacopoeia.




How many hours of training are required for license renewal?



How often must you renew your license?    



How many hours of didactic/live training are required for renewal?    

(b) not more than ten contact hours shall be acquired through home study and other mediated instruction per year.


How many hours of pharmacy law are required for license renewals?   

(a) at least two contact hours shall be in the area of pharmacy law each year


How many hours during the renewal period must be in Sterile Compounding?    



What is the state law reference number regarding license renewal training?    

MA BReg 4.03.


What is the name of this section heading?    

Continuing Education Requirement


What is the verbiage regarding the renewal of license requirements?    

(3) A registrant seeking renewal of a personal registration shall submit to the Board with a renewal application a statement, signed under the penalties of perjury, that the applicant has satisfactorily completed a minimum of 3.0 CEUs (30 contact hours) required for such renewal.




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