The Board of Pharmacy, the oldest professional licensing board in New Jersey, was established in 1877 to protect the public by regulating the dispensing of prescription medications.
The purpose of the Board is:
- to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of New Jersey;
- to regulate the practice of pharmacies and pharmacists.
The Board protects the public by:
- making sure that every pharmacist has met all of the necessary requirements for licensure;
- investigating and disciplining any pharmacist who has not complied with the Board of Pharmacy's laws;
- enforcing the requirement that every pharmacist continue his/her professional education and training to keep current with the evolving world of pharmacy;
- requiring that all pharmacies be registered by the State and renew their permits annually;
- ensuring that patients receive the prescribed medication.