State Board of Pharmacy

Present Duties

State Office Building
The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the State Board of Pharmacy. (Oregon State Archives Photo)
The nine member  board is appointed by the governor with five licensed pharmacists, two public members and two pharmacy technicians. There are 22 staff members led by the executive director. The board is responsible for regulating the practice of pharmacy and the manufacture and distribution of drugs through licensure, registration and compliance. Currently, there are 30,081 licensees, including individuals and drug outlets. 

In 2018, the Public Health and Pharmacy Formulary Advisory Committee was established by law. This seven-member committee is appointed by the governor and consists of two physicians, two advanced practice nurses and three pharmacists. The committee recommends protocols and a formulary of drugs and devices to the board that a pharmacist may prescribe and dispense to a patient pursuant to a diagnosis by a qualified health care practitioner.​
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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 150, Portland 97232-2162
Telephone: 971-673-0001
Fax: 971-673-0002
Contact: Joseph Schnabel, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator: See Contact List for Pharmacy Board​
Location Map: by Google Maps

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 475, 689

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