To alleviate the concerns of candidates in Minnesota, the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy now allows candidates who have taken the NAPLEX or MPJE to view their scores on the NABP Web site. Below follows a message from Cody Wiberg, PharmD, MS, RPh, executive director of the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy:
The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy has signed an agreement with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy that will allow Minnesota pharmacist license applicants to view their NAPLEX and MPJE scores on the NABP Web site. Applicants should keep in mind that, even if they have passed both exams, they are NOT yet licensed as pharmacists until they have paid their original licensure fee. Unfortunately, the state shutdown has closed the Board of Pharmacy and staff will not be available to process licensure applications until after we are recalled to work. I am working with the state's Department of Management and Budget in an effort to convince them that it is becoming essential to allow the health licensing boards to issue licenses - since the shutdown has lasted so long. However, I do not know when Board staff will be recalled. Even though the Board is not responsible for this shutdown, I nevertheless apologize to everyone who has been inconvenienced.
Board Closed Due to State Government Shutdown
As of July 1, 2011, Minnesota has initiated a full state government shutdown, including the closure, until further notice, of the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy. The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy has suspended operations, and is unable to respond to telephone and e-mail inquiries and/or maintain its Web site.
The broad-based shutdown, due to the failure to pass a state budget by the June 30, 2011 deadline, has forced the closure of at least 46 state agencies, including the Board of Pharmacy. Minnesota is providing residents with the latest general information on the state government shutdown at http://BeReadyMN.com.