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Rule 4729:1-2-08 | Veteran and military family provisions related to pharmacist licensure.


(A) Renewal of an expired license.

(1) In accordance with section 5903.10 of the Revised Code, a holder of an expired license shall be granted a renewal of the license by the state board of pharmacy at the usual cost without penalty and without re-examination if not otherwise disqualified because of mental or physical disability and if either of the following applies:

(a) The license was not renewed because of the holder's service in the armed forces.

(b) The license was not renewed because the holder's spouse served in the armed forces of the United States or a reserve component of the armed forces and the service resulted in the holder's absence from this state.

(2) A pharmacist shall submit proper documentation certifying the active duty service and length of active duty service. Documentation required to obtain a renewal pursuant to paragraph (A)(1) of this rule will be published on the state board of pharmacy's website:

(B) The state board of pharmacy may implement fee waivers for licensure. If implemented, fee waivers will be published on the state board of pharmacy's web site:

(C) Substantially equivalent education.

In accordance with section 5903.03 of the Revised Code, there are no military programs of training or military primary specialties which are substantially equivalent to the education requirements for licensure as a pharmacist.

Last updated January 3, 2024 at 12:17 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4729.26, 5903.04
Amplifies: 4729.12, 4729.13, 4729.15
Five Year Review Date: 9/18/2028
Prior Effective Dates: 1/20/2015