Ohio Physician Dispensing Laws & Regulations

Note: PharmaLink has compiled the information below for reference only. State dispensing regulations change frequently and we recommend consulting an attorney or your state medical or pharmacy board with specific questions or to verify your eligibility to dispense.

Physician dispensing is allowed in Ohio but there are certain restrictions. Sole practitioners may be able to dispense without a permit, but most practitioners will need to apply for and receive a Terminal Distributor of Dangerous Drugs (TDDD) license (in Ohio, “dangerous drugs” refers to all medications that require a prescription). More information about who is required to have a TDDD license can be found here. Physicians may also dispense controlled substances to their patients but there are significant restrictions on the quantity that may be dispensed in a given time frame that often make it impractical to dispense controlled substances. Additionally, dispensers of controlled substances must apply for and receive a TDDD Controlled Substances license. More information on the TDDD Controlled Substance license can be found here. As always, all state and federal regulations must be followed when dispensing, including drug storage and labeling requirements.

Mid-level dispensing (PA dispensing and NP dispensing) varies from state to state, even in states where physicians may dispense. If you are unsure whether or not you may dispense in your state, please contact us for more information.

Dispensing medications to your patients in Ohio offers numerous benefits, including generating additional revenue, improving patient compliance and satisfaction, and reduced pharmacy callbacks, freeing up your staff for other tasks. Patients love saving money and a trip to the pharmacy!

PharmaLink offers a turnkey physician dispensing solution for Ohio physicians and other practitioners, making it quick and easy to set up your own in-office dispensary. We provide all the medications, equipment, and software needed to dispense; all you provide is an internet-connected computer and black and white printer. Our knowledgeable staff will help you every step of the way to ensure your program is successful. You can learn more about our Cash and Carry Dispensing, Workers’ Compensation Dispensing, and Insurance Billing dispensing solutions at the links provided.

If you are planning to carry controlled substances, you can rest easy. PharmaLink’s software automatically captures and submits all required information to state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP) on behalf of our customers in all states where we currently operate.

If you have specific questions about dispensing regulations in Ohio or our services, or if you’re ready to get started, you can contact us here and a PharmaLink representative will reach out to you shortly.

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