North Carolina 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.
Physicians can dispense medications in North Carolina after applying for and receiving a state Dispensing Physician Registration. As always, dispensing practitioners must comply with all state and federal regulations when dispensing. Physician Assistants (PAs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) may also dispense prescriptions they have written but must also apply for a dispensing permit. For more information as well as links to the online applications, please visit the NC Board of Pharmacy website.
Dispensing medications to your patients in North Carolina 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!