Washington D.C. Dispensing 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 may dispense in-office in Washington D.C. but must apply for and receive a controlled substances permit if dispensing controlled medications. You may find the current controlled substances registration form here. The current fee for a D.C. controlled substances registration is $130. As always, all district and federal regulations must be followed when dispensing, including drug storage and labeling requirements.

Dispensing medications to your patients in Washington D.C. 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 offers a turnkey physician dispensing solution for Washington D.C. physicians and other practitioners, making it quick and easy to set up your own in-office pharmacy. 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 Washington D.C. 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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