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Frequently Asked Questions for Pharmacists on Criminal Background Checks


Q: Does the NC Board of Pharmacy conduct background checks on licensees and registrants?

A: Yes. Consistent with its obligation to protect the public health and safety, the Board of Pharmacy has implemented a system to conduct periodic sweeps of the North Carolina court system for public records concerning criminal charges filed, pending, or resolved against Board licensees or registrants.  The Board’s procedure for reviewing and, potentially, taking action based upon such public information is found here: Board licensees and registrants are, of course, still obligated to report information concerning criminal charges or dispositions each year as part of the license and registration renewal process. 


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