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Variance Committee Meetings

All Variance and Committee meetings begin at 9:00 AM.

Appointments are reserved for NEW policy review and variance request submissions.

Variance and appointment requests will only be accepted until 12:00 p.m. on the cut off date. All documents and information that the committee needs to consider the variance request must be submitted before the cut off date and time. If the variance request form is incomplete and/or if the form and supporting documents are not submitted by the cut off date and time, the submission will not be considered a valid variance request. This may cause the request to be postponed to the next scheduled meeting or returned to the requester. The pharmacist-in-charge must sign the variance request form for a pharmacy. If anyone else signs the form for a pharmacy other that the pharmacist-in-charge, the request will not be considered valid.

Denied or deferred variance requests will need to be submitted in their entirety with any re-submission.


New Variance Request Form
Variance Renewal Request Form
Foreign Pharmacy School Graduate Variance Request
Policy Review Request Cover Sheet

You must send in your complete policies and procedures with each variance request that you submit.

Due to the large number of requests that the Board receives, meetings and appointment times are limited and assigned on a first come first serve basis. If you would like to be present for the variance and policy review meeting to discuss your submission, you must request an appointment at the time that the variance request is submitted. Keep in mind that appointment times will not be assigned until all required documents are received. Plan your submissions accordingly to avoid any delays.

All documents and appointment requests should be sent to the Board office.
Email: If requests are sent to any other Board email address, they may not be included on the agenda for the Variance and Policy Review Committee meeting in question.
Fax: (651) 215-0951
Mail: Minnesota Board of Pharmacy
        335 Randolph Avenue, Suite 230
        Saint Paul, MN 55102

You may contact the Board Surveyors at (651) 201-2839 if you have any questions.

Meeting Dates 2024 - 2025

2024 Meeting Date Board Members Cutoff for Receiving Agenda Items Meeting Location
January 10, 2024 Chakolis / Zwier 12/22/2023, 12:00 pm Hybrid*
February 14, 2024 Haag / Bialke 01/26/2024, 12:00 pm Hybrid*
April 10, 2024 Paradis / Nahas 03/22/2024, 12:00 pm Hybrid*
June 05, 2024 Maisenbach / Metz 05/17/2024, 12:00 pm Hybrid*
July 31, 2024 Nahas / Zwier 07/12/2024, 12:00 pm Hybrid*
September 25, 2024 Haag / Bialke 09/06/2024, 12:00 pm Hybrid*
November 20, 2024 Chakolis / Kline 11/01/2024, 12:00 pm Hybrid*
2025 Meeting Date Board Members Cutoff for Receiving Agenda Items Meeting Location
January 15, 2025 Paradis / Zwier 12/27/2024, 12:00 pm Hybrid*

*Hybrid meetings are conducted by WebEx with options of attending by telephone or in person.
The Variance Committee will usually meet 2 weeks prior to each Board meeting.

NEXT MEETING: June 5, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.

Please Note: Stakeholder/Licensee appointments start at 10 am CST. This is an open meeting of the variance and policy review agenda items. The meeting is being held in-person at the board's office in the Big Stone Conference Room 119 or via Webex.

Click here to download a copy of the dates for the 2022 Variance Committee Meetings or the 2023 Variance Committee Meetings.

Board Meeting agendas will be published on this site approximately one week prior to each Board Meeting.
Click here to download a copy of the dates for the 2022 Board Meetings or the 2023 Board Meetings
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