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Mission

The Oregon Board of Pharmacy serves to promote and protect public health, safety and welfare by ensuring high standards in the practice of pharmacy and through effective regulation of the manufacture and distribution of drugs.  

Vision 

Partners for a Healthy Oregon

Values

These values reflect both how our Board and staff strive to conduct ourselves, and the behaviors we seek to instill across the practice of pharmacy in Oregon.

Quality - We strive to deliver a consistent standard of excellence *Excellence *Value *Worth        

Safety - We are committed to protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public *Protection *Security *Care

Integrity - We meet commitments to public health & safety and are accountable for our words and actions *Honesty *Ethics *Respect

Professionalism - We are committed to promoting excellence in pharmacy practice *Expertise *Commitment *Competence

Accountability - We accept responsibility for our actions, products, decisions and policies *Trust *Responsibility *Transparency 

About Us

The Oregon Board of Pharmacy was created by the Oregon State Legislature in 1891. Today, the Board consists of nine Board Members, Five members are licensed pharmacists, two are licensed pharmacy technicians and two are representatives of the public. The Governor appoints each member of the Board for a term of four years, subject to approval by the State Senate, and they may be reappointed. 
 
The Board of Pharmacy office is located in Portland and consists of 22 dedicated staff members who, in addition to supporting the Board, provide services in Licensing, Compliance, Communications, Regulation and Operations. 

The Licensing team process license applications and renewals for 34 license categories, including pharmacists, interns, pharmacy technicians, and multiple types of drug outlets (retail, institutional, nonprescription, wholesaler, manufacturer and others). The Licensing team manage over 30,000 active licenses.

The Compliance team consists of a dedicated team of pharmacists with experience in all aspects of pharmacy practice, as well as a support staff of tenured professionals. Pharmacy inspectors conduct inspections of drug outlets to promote public safety, investigate complaints from the public and healthcare personnel and provide compliance consultation with licensees. The team works closely with other State and Federal agencies such as the Oregon Health Authority, DEA and FDA to carry out the mission of the Board. To learn more, view our Annual Performance Measures.  

The Administrative team consists of tenured professionals who are responsible for compliance with State processes, budget & accounting, rulemaking, records management, personnel management, information technology and public outreach. Download our current Strategic Plan to learn more about our direction and priorities. 


Executive Director Joe Schnabel, R.Ph., has been leading the agency since February, 2019. 

Oregon Board of Pharmacy

800 NE Oregon St., Suite 150
Portland, OR  97232 
Phone: 971-673-0001
Fax: 971-673-0002



Hours of Operation:
8:00AM - 4:30PM 
Monday - Friday 

Key Contact Information

** Our agency is in the process of moving to Microsoft 365 as part of the Governor's technology modernization initiative. As part of the statewide M365 migration, Oregon Board of Pharmacy email addresses will change from "@oregon.gov" to "@bop.oregon.gov" in May 2021. 


Choose a topic below to reveal the appropriate resource. 

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​Email all Compliance related questions to: pharmacy.compliance@bop.oregon.gov​ 

**Please note, Board Inspectors and staff cannot provide legal advice, but are able to assist you by identifying the appropriate laws or rules that pertain to your questions. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact legal representation. 

Laws & Rules ​​

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​Email all press related inquiries to: pharmacy.board@bop.oregon.gov​

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​Email all Licensing related questions to: pharmacy.licensing@bop.oregon.gov​ 

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​Email all Rulemaking related questions to: pharmacy.rulemaking@bop.oregon.gov​ 

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Email all Public Health & Pharmacy Formulary Advisory Committee questions to: pharmacy.formulary@bop.oregon.gov​ 

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Email all Public Records Request related questions to: pharmacy.publicrecords@bop.oregon.gov​ 

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Email all impaired licensee related reports to: pharmacy.compliance@bop.oregon.gov​ or complete & submit the Oregon Board of Pharmacy online complaint form​

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Email all PIC change related questions to: pic.change@bop.oregon.gov​

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​Send all pharmacy drug theft/loss reports to: pharmacy.druglossreporting@bop.oregon.gov​

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​Complete and submit the Oregon Board of Pharmacy online complaint form​​​​

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**PHONE SCAM ALERT**  

The board has become aware that licensees are receiving scam phone calls from individuals impersonating Oregon Board of Pharmacy staff members. Licensees should be cautious of giving confidential or payment information over the phone without verifying that the source is legitimate, as board staff will never ask for or accept payment for any fees by phone. 

Scammers, claiming to be Oregon Board of Pharmacy staff members, are calling pharmacists and saying that their facility or individual license is under investigation. Scammers may also state that they are working with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on a case, and further claim that the licensee is under investigation for suspicious activity or drug trafficking. In either case, the scammers claim that licensees will face disciplinary action, a revoked license, or arrest if they do not immediately pay a fine over the phone. 

Additionally, many scammers are “spoofing” the phone number used to call the pharmacist. Spoofing involves disguising the caller’s true phone number and making it appear that the phone number is from a legitimate source, such as the Board office phone number. Scammers may even give a fake name and a fraudulent inspector identification number as “proof” of identity. 

If the call sounds suspicious, hang up and call the board directly at 971-673-0001 or email the board at pharmacy.board@bop.oregon.gov​.

DEA Warns of Scammers Impersonating DEA Employees

In the 2019 August Newsletter​, the Board informed stakeholders of an ongoing DEA scam. 

Please know:
  • ​Oregon Board of Pharmacy Compliance Officers will identify themselves by name and title on any phone call. If you have any concerns about their identity, please ask to call them back at the office directly. Call the board office (971) 673-0001 and ask to speak with the identified Compliance Officer.
  • ​If a Compliance Officer requests entrance at your pharmacy, the Compliance Officer will have an Oregon State ID badge with a photo and a State of Oregon, Board of Pharmacy business card that lists their name and title. If you still have concerns of permitting this person into your pharmacy, please call our office at (971) 673-0001 to confirm that Compliance Officer's identity.
  • ​​The board does not perform investigations on behalf of other government agencies including the DEA and FBI. 
  • ​​The frequency and sophistication of these scams are increasing, please be on alert and contact the appropriate government agency to authenticate the​se requests prior to providing any personal information.







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