2005 WISCONSIN ACT 270
An Act to create 450.02 (3m) of the statutes; relating to: powers of the Pharmacy Examining Board during times of emergency or disaster.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
450.02 (3m) of the statutes is created to read:
450.02 (3m) (a) The board or its designee may grant a variance to a requirement of this chapter or to a rule promulgated by the board if all of the following are true:
1. The board or its designee determines that a natural or man-made disaster or emergency exists or has occurred.
2. A pharmacist has requested the variance.
3. The board or its designee determines that the variance is necessary to protect the public health, safety, or welfare.
(am) If a member of the board disagrees with a decision made by a designee under par. (a), the board chairperson shall call a meeting of the board as soon as practicable to review the decision. The board may affirm or modify the designee's decision.
(b) A variance granted under par. (a) shall be for a stated term not to exceed 90 days, except that the board or its designee may extend the variance upon request by a pharmacist if it determines that an extension is necessary to protect the public health, safety, or welfare.