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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for operating licence for zweigapotheke


If there is an emergency in the supply of medicines because pharmacies are missing to supply the population, you can apply as the owner of a nearby pharmacy for permission to operate a two-tier pharmacy. Zweigapotheken have a lower equipment than normal pharmacies, but this is also regulated by law.

Two-tier libraries must be managed, the administrator needs a permit from the competent authority.

For more than one two-tierotheke, you will usually not be granted permission.

The permission will be granted to you for 5 years, it can be granted again.

On application, an operating licence for a two-tierotheke can be granted.

You shall be granted an operating licence on request after:

  • The competent authority shall determine that the legal requirements are met.
  • If the conditions are met, the operating licence is issued.
  • An inspection of the premises must be carried out by the competent authority before the start of operation.

Contact the State Administration Office.

  • There is a state of emergency in the supply of medicines.
  • They have the rooms required by law.
  • You are owner*In a nearby pharmacy.
  • Declaration of full legal capacity
  • German license to practice pharmacy
  • curriculum vitae
  • medical certificate of health
  • Certificate of good conduct Document type 0
  • Notification of whether and, if so, at which place you operate one or more pharmacies in a Member State of the European Union or in another State Party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or in a contracting state to which Germany and the European Union have contractually granted a corresponding legal claim
  • Proof that you have the prescribed operating rooms

The competent authority may also request further documentation.

Information sheet with required documents

No nationwide uniform regulation.

Different regulations in the countries.

Different regulations in the countries.

  • objection
  • contradiction
  • administrative court action

Different regulations in the countries.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The Senator for Health, Women and Consumer Protection (SGFV)

Unit 44: Pharmacy, Environmental Hygiene and Toxicology
Contrescarpe 72, 28195 Bremen, Germany

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