Regulations

The American Medical Association’s (AMA) official stance on the subject states, “Physicians may dispense drugs within their office practices provided such dispensing primarily benefits the patients.”  It’s important to check your state’s policy on doctor-dispensed medications.

​We are happy to help you with any questions or concerns. Legal in all but six states – NY, NJ, TX, MT, UT, and MA.  NY and NJ have exceptions for HIV and oncology practices.  TX has certain exceptions for low-density areas.  Laws are subject to change.  The rules vary in states where physician dispensing is permitted.  Integrity Dispensing will assist you in fulfilling any requirements during the training and installation process.

However, Integrity Dispensing is not licensed to practice law or give legal advice.  If you have any questions regarding the licensing requirements for physician dispensing, you should consult your own lawyer.

You are not licensed as a pharmacy or required to operate as an “open door” pharmacy. You may carry those medications that you prescribe on a frequent basis. You may carry as many or as few medications as you appropriate for your practice requires or you choose to invest from a financial perspective. You can only dispense medications for your patients and not for patients of other doctors.

Point–of–care dispensing is allowed in most states. The map below highlights those states where dispensing is not allowed (red) and those states where dispensing is restricted (orange). Dispensing is allowed in all other states but may have special requirements including licensing and registration.