The Oregon Board of Pharmacy has prepared its 2019-2021 Agency Budget Request for the Governor and Legislative approval during the 2019 Legislative Session. Proposed fee increases are necessary to allow the Board to continue current and anticipated operations to carry out the Board’s mission.
The agency operates solely on licensing and miscellaneous fees. The Board takes raising fees very seriously and we do all we can to minimize expenses. The last meaningful fee increase was in 2001. In 2011, the Board increased a number of fees, however most were reverted back to the 2001 fees in 2013 due to an unexpected surplus of funds.
The Board’s proposed fee increases must be approved by the Governor and Legislature. If authorized, the Board plans to adopt all updated fees by rule. The Board proposes the fee increases to be effective July 1, 2019 for all new applicants and renewing licensees / registrants.