Wholesalers

Updated 9/21/2021

Pursuant to KRS 315.402, a Wholesaler license is required to operate as a wholesale distributor in Kentucky.  Pursuant to 201 KAR 2:105​, an applicant for the issuance of a Wholesaler, Wholesale Distributor, or Virtual Wholesaler permit shall submit a surety bond or other means of security as summarized below.

• A surety bond of $25,000 made payable to the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy.

• In lieu of the bond, applicants may submit other equivalent means of security acceptable to the board, including a irrevocable Letter of Credit, Certificate of Deposit or Proof of Insurance.

Applicants are exempt if they meet the following criteria:

• Obtained a comparable surety bond or other equivalent means of security for the purpose of licensure in another state, where the wholesaler possesses a valid license in good standing;

• Publicly held company; 

• Medical Gas wholesaler; or

• Distribution is solely within a health care entity under common ownership.​​

Wholesaler licenses expire annually on September 30th. Renewal postcards will be mailed at the end of July. Online renewals will be available beginning in August. A delinquent fee of $125 is assessed if license has lapsed.

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Requirements for a resident Wholesaler License

  • Complete the Wholesaler License Application and indicate "New Wholesaler".
  • A payment of $125, by check, made out to the "Kentucky State Treasurer".
  • Proof of Surety Bond.
  • Mail the completed application and check to
    State Office Building Annex, Suite 300
    125 Holmes Street
    Frankfort, KY 40601
  • Inspection. Inspection template is provided below to prepare for inspection.

Requirements for a non-resident Wholesaler License

  • Complete the Wholesaler License Application and indicate "New Wholesaler".
  • A payment of $125, by check, made out to the "Kentucky State Treasurer".
  • Proof of Surety Bond.
  • Verification of resident state license/permit.
  • Mail the completed application, check and verification of resident state license/permit to
    State Office Building Annex, Suite 300
    125 Holmes Street
    Frankfort, KY 40601

Requirements for a Change of Ownership for an existing Wholesaler License

  • Complete the Wholesaler License Application and indicate "Change of Ownership".
  • A payment of $75, by check, made out to the "Kentucky State Treasurer".
  • Signed document of previous owner or legal documentation of the ownership change.
  • Proof of Surety Bond.
  • Mail the completed application, check and signed document to
    State Office Building Annex, Suite 300
    125 Holmes Street
    Frankfort, KY 40601

If you have any questions regarding what constitutes an ownership change, please call the Board office. If you are restructuring your ownership, please provide a letter of notification and details regarding this restructuring to determine if this is classified as a change of ownership.


Requirements for Change of Address/Location for an existing Wholesaler License

  • Complete the Wholesaler License Application and indicate "Change of Address/Location".
  • A payment of $75, by check, made out to the "Kentucky State Treasurer".
  • A copy of your resident state license/permit with updated address or a copy of the paperwork submitted to implement the change of address for non-resident facilities.
  • Mail the completed application, check and copy a of resident state license/permit to
    State Office Building Annex, Suite 300
    125 Holmes Street
    Frankfort, KY 40601
  • Inspection for resident facilities.

Requirements for a Name Change for an existing Wholesaler License

  • Submit an email to the Board, pharmacy.board@ky.gov requesting the change; or
  • Complete the Wholesaler License Application and indicate a "Name Change", or a personal letter of request.
  • Mail the completed application or letter to
    State Office Building Annex, Suite 300
    125 Holmes Street
    Frankfort, KY 40601
  
  
  
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State Office Building Annex, Suite 300
125 Holmes Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
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(502) 564-7910

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Wholesalers