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Massachusetts Department of Public Health Extends Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturer Registration Renewal Deadline in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

July 9, 2020

The Massachusetts Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturer Conduct Law [Mass. Gen. Laws Ch. 111N] and its implementing regulations require pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers registered with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health ("Department") to renew their registration annually between July 5 and August 31. The Department has extended this year's deadline to October 1, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Manufacturers must provide certification that they have conducted annual audits to monitor compliance with their code of conduct. In addition, manufacturers must pay a $2,000 renewal fee. Online renewal fees may be paid via credit card or electronic check. According to the E-Licensing FAQ, MasterCard and Visa are accepted. In order to complete a renewal, manufacturers must log in to the Department's E-Licensing website, here. Each manufacturer will need its User ID, Password, Unique ID (CC####), and Renewal ID.

Manufacturers that are unable to use the online registration renewal system may submit a paper Registration Renewal Compliance Filing Form. Payment in the form of a check or a money order must be submitted with paper renewal submissions. Renewal forms and payments should be sent to the following address:

Pharmaceutical Code of Conduct Program

MA Bureau of Health Professions Licensure

239 Causeway St., 5th floor - Suite 500

Boston, MA 02114

For more information on Massachusetts' manufacturer renewal procedures, please visit Massachusetts' Marketing Disclosure and Compliance Program/Code of Conduct sections in the Transparency and Limitations Database.

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