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Reinstating an Illinois Pharmacist License

Posted on in Pharmacy License Defense

Il pharmacist defense attorneyTo become a pharmacist, a person has to go through many years of schooling, pass dozens of tests and complete thousands of hours of an internship. Becoming a pharmacist is a huge accomplishment; to have that all taken away from you can be devastating. There are many reasons why your pharmacist license might have been taken away. Perhaps you got into trouble for illegally distributing controlled substances. Or maybe you made an error in a prescription that you filled for a patient. Whatever the reason, having your ability to practice taken away can be disheartening. However, there are steps you can take to have your license reinstated.

Reinstating Your Pharmacist License

In most cases, it is possible to have your pharmacist license reinstated if it has lapsed into the inactive status. The process of reinstatement will look different depending on the length of time that has passed since the license was inactive status. Depending on the time that has passed, your requirements for reinstatement will be slightly different.

If Your License Has Been Inactive for Less Than Five Years

According to the Pharmacy Practice Act, a pharmacist whose license has been inactive for less than five years can restore their license if they do one of the following:

  • Pay the current renewal fee
  • Provide proof of at least 30 hours of continuing education credits

If your license has been in the expired status for less than five years, however, you are required to pay all lapsed renewal fees.

If Your License Has Been Inactive For More Than Five Years

If your license has been inactive for more than five years, there are a few extra steps that you must take to have your license reinstated. First, you must fill out and submit an application for reinstatement and pay the required fee, along with proof of 30 hours of continuing education. You are also required to submit proof of practice in another jurisdiction or an affidavit attesting to military service. If you cannot prove either of those, then you must provide proof of either:

  • 600 hours of clinical practice completed within the past two years
  • Passing the Pharmacist Assessment for Remediation Evaluation (PARE)

Contact an Illinois Pharmacist License Reinstatement Attorney

Reinstating your pharmacist license can be a lengthy and complicated process, depending on the circumstances behind its inactivity. If you are seeking to have your pharmacist license restored, you should speak with a knowledgeable Illinois pharmacist license reinstatement lawyer. At the Law Office of Joseph J. Bogdan, LLC, we can help you go through the steps needed to get your pharmacist license back. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at 630-310-1267.



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