Plan Ahead: Board Office Move – Application Processing Times



Plan ahead if you’re thinking about submitting a California Board of Pharmacy individual license application (e.g., California Designated Representative license).

As of this writing, here’s why:

  • The holiday season is here
  • Year-end business processes and activities could get in the way
  • California Designated Representative license application (wholesaler, 3PL)  processing times can take some time.  Based on September/October 2018 data, processing times could take anywhere between 13-39 days. If there are application deficiencies, it could add an additional 10-30 days of processing time.
  • The California Board of Pharmacy office relocation move was originally planned for February 2019, and could be delayed.

In a nutshell, plan ahead if you’re planning to submit a California Designated Representative license application.

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Innovative HME Retail Product Award Winners Make Their Case at Medtrade | HomeCare Magazine



“The purpose of the retail awards competition is to promote and recognize products that contribute to providers’ bottom lines though cash sales. Representatives from seven companies made their case to session attendees, who along with judges, voted on their top three choices.”

Read the full source article: Innovative HME Retail Product Award Winners Make Their Case at Medtrade | HomeCare Magazine

The top 3 HME retail products were:

  1. The Flyp Nebulizer from Convexity Scientific
  2. The DFree from Triple W—a wearable device that can track the progression of bladder movements (for incontinence) using non-invasive ultrasonic sensors
  3. The Jazzy Air 2 scooter from Pride Mobility

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License Details About California Designated Representative | mySkills myFuture


What is a California Designated Representative?

“A designated representative is an individual who performs clerical, inventory control, housekeeping, delivery, maintenance, or similar functions related to the distribution or dispensing of dangerous drugs or dangerous devices. To work as a designated representative, you must possess and keep a current certificate as a designated representative.”

Read more, learn more from the source article: License details about Designated Representative | mySkills myFuture | CareerOneStop


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Verify Wholesale Drug Distributor Licenses – FDA.gov



In the course of your work, you might have a need to verify a wholesaler’s license.  Read on.

“Prescription drugs should only be purchased from wholesale drug distributors licensed in the United States. To verify a wholesale drug distributor is licensed in the state(s) where it is conducting business, use the link provided in the table below to access your state licensing authority’s database or contact information. (Note: The databases accessible through the links below are maintained by your state licensing authority.)

U.S. State Agencies Responsible for Licensing Wholesale Prescription Drug Distributors … “

View the entire web page to access the state agency links: Drug Supply Chain Integrity > Verify Wholesale Drug Distributor Licenses – FDA.gov


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How DSCSA Changes the Licensing Landscape | Pharmaceutical Executive


California Designated Representative Training Course for 3PL (approved by the California State Board of Pharmacy)


The impact of new 3PL licensing

The big license aftershock following the DSCSA earthquake came when the FDA redefined the parameters of 3PL companies. Before the passage of DSCSA, 3PL companies could be licensed as a wholesaler. Now, that’s no longer the case.”

Read the entire article to learn how the DSCSA impacts third-party logistics providers (3PLs).

Read the complete article (source): How DSCSA Changes the Licensing Landscape | Pharmaceutical Executive


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OIG to CMS: Take stronger look at ‘place-of-service’ claims | HME News

“The report found:  For 72% of inappropriate claims, DME suppliers failed to correctly code the SNF as a facility. Instead, they coded the place of service as the beneficiary’s home, thus enabling the claims to bypass the edit that rejects separate payment for most DME provided at facilities. By definition, SNFs provide primarily skilled care and thus cannot be considered beneficiary homes.”

Read the full source article: OIG to CMS: Take stronger look at ‘place-of-service’ claims | HME News

Read the OIG report:  CMS Did Not Detect Some Inappropriate Claims for Durable Medical Equipment in Nursing Facilities


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Big Selection Of California Designated Representative Training Courses

Earn a training affidavit – We offer the largest selection of California Designated Representative training programs!

The California Board of Pharmacy oversees a wide range of Designated Representative licenses, including:

  • Designated Representative (for wholesalers)
  • Designated Representative 3PL (for third-party logistics providers), and
  • Designated Representative Reverse Distributor

Each of the three distinct license applications requires proof of training program completion. Specifically, license applicants must submit a training affidavit with their application submission. We offer three (3) different Designated Representative training courses because each license application “type” requires the coverage of different subjects and topics.

Learn more and buy: Training Programs for California Designated Representative License Applicants – Earn a training affidavit

Visit: California Board of Pharmacy – Designated Representative License Application Forms


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Pay Attention To The Version! – Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR)

Beware! – There are multiple versions of forms and booklets for Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR) license applicants

Florida state websites are getting reorganized and redesigned. As a result, an internet search for Florida Certified Designated Representative (CDR) application forms and candidate information booklets can lead you to outdated versions.

At the time of writing this post, there are CDR forms and publications that have an effective date of December 2017 or January 2018.  In my small sampling of search results, I was able to locate a form as old as 2014.

If you’re not sure you’ve got the latest forms or publications, here’s what the 2018 application form says, “If you have any questions or need assistance in completing this application, please contact the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Drugs, Devices and Cosmetics, at 850.717.1800.”


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California Designated Representative Training Courses

Find California Designated Representative Training Courses – Earn a training affidavit

Question:  Who offers California Designated Representative training courses that are approved by the California State Board of Pharmacy?

AnswerSkillsPlus International Inc. offers these popular online classes:


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Where To Get Live Scan Fingerprinting

California Designated Representative license applicants who are California residents must only use Live Scan fingerprinting (refer to the various Designated Representative license applications for additional information).

Here’s the link to find Live Scan locations in California


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