California 3PL Provider License – CA Board of Pharmacy
ICYMI – The California Board of Pharmacy oversees 3PL providers and their Designated Representative-3PL.
“Third-party logistics provider” means an entity that provides or coordinates warehousing or other logistics services for a dangerous drug or dangerous device in intrastate or interstate commerce on behalf of a manufacturer, wholesaler, or dispenser of the dangerous drug or dangerous device, but does not take ownership of the dangerous drug or dangerous device, nor have responsibility to direct its sale or disposition. … The Designated Representative-3PL Responsible Manager must file a separate application with the board if he or she is not already licensed as a Designated Representative-3PL in California. The application form is available by selecting the following link Designated Representative-3PL Application.
California Designated Representative Training Course for 3PL (approved by the California State Board of Pharmacy) – earn a training affidavit
The California Board of Pharmacy says,
“To be licensed as a Designated Representative – 3PL in California, you must satisfy the requirements under Business and Professions Code section 4053.1. Each place of business of a third-party logistics provider shall be supervised and managed by a responsible manager. The responsible manager shall be responsible for the compliance of the place of business with state and federal laws governing third-party logistics providers and with the third-party logistics provider’s customer specifications, except where the customer’s specifications conflict with state or federal laws. The responsible manager shall maintain an active license as a designated representative-3PL with the board at all times during which he or she is designated as the responsible manager.”
A complete license application package includes submission of a training affidavit, as proof of training program completion.
“The assessment shall be performed before July 1 of every odd-numbered year. The self-assessment forms must remain on-site at the facility. Only submit the form to the board if requested by board staff. The board is in the process of updating the Self-Assessment forms through a formal rulemaking. The updates include references to statutory and regulatory changes that occurred between 2014 and 2016. The last time the forms were formally updated was 2014.Current regulation requires a pharmacy or wholesaler to complete the 2014 version of the Self-Assessment form. Please be advised, however, the board will accept completion of either the 2014 version OR the 2016 version. The latter version is likely to be a more helpful assessment to the pharmacy or wholesaler completing it.”
“Specifically, how to mark pharmaceutical products with a National Drug Code (NDC), serial number, lot number, and expiration date in both machine-readable and human-readable format will be covered, as will the use of GS1 identifiers, application identifiers, and data carriers.”
“Some companies need more than one designated representative. That is because every moment that the business is operating, at least one rep must be there. So with vacations and days off and maybe multiple shifts, it’s not possible in many cases for one of these wholesale drug or device companies to fulfill their requirements with only one designated rep.”
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