Issue Date:
Revised Date: 2017-12-28

Legal Cites

Object Type

Cash — Health

Origin Date

1929 by the 41st Leg., first brought into Treasury September 1, 1985.


Fees charged for regulation of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy technician trainees and pharmacies. Set by the Board in amounts reasonable and necessary to cover costs of administration for:

  1. Application and exam.
  2. Application and issue of pharmacist license or renewal.
  3. Application and issue of pharmacy license or renewal Class A, B, C, D.
  4. Duplicate license fee.
  5. License for a pharmacist licensed by the Board for at least 50 years and who does not actively practice pharmacy.
  6. Provisional license.

A late fee equal to 1-1/2 times normal renewal fee is assessed if the license is expired 90 days or less. For 91 days to one year, fee is two times the normal fee. Over one year, must reapply.

The Board may assess a $1,000 civil penalty (collected under Revenue Object 3717) on those unlawfully engaging in the practice of pharmacy, and an administrative penalty (collected under Revenue Object 3770) up to $5,000 for each violation of pharmacy-related statute or rules.

The Board may add a surcharge of not more than $1 to a license or license renewal fee to fund programs to aid impaired pharmacists or pharmacy students).

Initial license or registration fee increased by $5 and renewal by $1, effective September 1, 2003.

Due Date

Pharmacy license expire May 31 annually. Pharmacist license expire December 31 annually or biannually on date determined by the Board. Board may adopt staggered renewal system.

Deposit Funds


Amended by S.B. 483, 69th Leg., R.S.

Amended by S.B. 524, 69th Leg., R.S. 

Amended by S.B. 1161, 70th Leg., R.S.

Amended by H.B. 11, 72nd Leg., 1st C.S.

Amended by S.B. 621, 73rd Leg., R.S.

Amended by S.B. 609, 75th Leg., R.S.

Amended by S.B. 730, 76th Leg., R.S.

H.B. 2985, 78th Leg., R.S. increased license/registration fee by $5 and renewal by $1.

S.B. 410, 79th Leg., R.S. abolished GR Account -- Pharmacy Board Operating and transferred balance to GR (0001).

Amended by S.B. 869, 83rd Leg., R.S.

S.B. 460, 84th Leg., R.S. removed late fee for license expired over 91 days.

Amended by H.B. 2561, 85th Leg., R.S.

USAS Values

Appropriation Year 18
Receipt Category 12 – Health
Receipt Type 10 – Business/Professional Fees
Object Group 30 – Revenues
USAS Status A