Arizona Physician Dispensing Laws & Regulations

Note: PharmaLink has compiled the information below for reference only. State dispensing regulations change frequently and we recommend consulting an attorney or your state medical or pharmacy board with specific questions or to verify your eligibility to dispense.

Under Arizona Statute 32-1491, a doctor of medicine can dispense legend drugs to his or her patients as long as the practitioner is registered with the board as a dispensing doctor and meets certain other requirements, such as securing medications in a locked cabinet or room. Please contact your PharmaLink representative for the current Arizona dispensing permit application.

Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes 32-2532, Physician Assistants (PAs) can dispense non-controlled drugs to their patients with delegation by the supervising physician. If dispensing schedule IV or schedule V drugs, they must also have a DEA registration, and if a PA wishes to dispense schedule II or schedule III controlled substances, they must receive board approval.

Nurse practitioners (NPs) may also dispense drugs and devices to their patients. See the Rules of the State Board of Nursing and the Arizona Board of Nursing FAQ page for more information.

Dispensing medications to your patients in Arizona offers numerous benefits, including generating additional revenue, improving patient compliance and satisfaction, and reduced pharmacy callbacks, freeing up your staff for other tasks. Patients love saving money and a trip to the pharmacy!

PharmaLink also offers Mail Order Solutions for providers with prescriptive authority. This solution can be utilized as a standalone solution or alongside PharmaLink’s dispensing solution.

PharmaLink offers a turnkey physician dispensing solution for Arizona physicians and other practitioners, making it quick and easy to set up your own in-office dispensary. We provide all the medications, equipment, and software needed to dispense; all you provide is an internet-connected computer and black and white printer. Our knowledgeable staff will help you every step of the way to ensure your program is successful. You can learn more about our Cash and Carry Dispensing, Workers’ Compensation Dispensing, and Insurance Billing dispensing solutions at the links provided.

If you are planning to carry controlled substances, you can rest easy. PharmaLink’s software automatically captures and submits all required information to state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP) on behalf of our customers in all states where we currently operate.

If you have specific questions about dispensing regulations in Arizona or our services, or if you’re ready to get started, you can contact us here and a PharmaLink representative will reach out to you shortly.

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