Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board Updates

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Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

September 17, 2020

Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board Updates

You are receiving this update as a licensee of the Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board and/or as a subscriber to this communication.

Pharmacy Examining Board Quick Links

Statutes and Rules
For Licensees - COVID-19 Updates & Information
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Website

COVID-19 Information: Feedback on Variances Requested

Please go here to review all variance orders enacted by the Pharmacy Examining Board which are set to expire on October 29, 2020.The Board is requesting feedback regarding the need to extend existing variances based on the Board’s finding of an emergency. Please submit your feedback to: DSPSPracticeFAQ3@wisconsin.gov prior to 11:00 a.m., on September 22, 2020.

Important Information About Recent Changes to Administrative Rules

  • Effective January 1, 2021, please note changes in the following rule chapter:
    • Phar 7 - Practice of Pharmacy

Please be advised that updates to the rule text in its official and final form will become available on the Legislative Reference Bureau site after the effect date of the adopted rule at this link: https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/phar 

Pending Rule Changes

Keep current with any pending rule changes affecting your profession by visiting the DSPS website to view the Pending Rules listing.

Administrative Rulemaking Process

Please review the Rulemaking Process page of the DSPS website to learn more about the promulgation of Administrative Rules.

Pharmacy Examining Board Membership

The Pharmacy Examining Board consists of 7 members. The members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate.

Board Members:

Philip J. Trapskin, Chairperson - Pharmacist Member (Fitchburg, WI)
Cathy J. Winters, Vice Chairperson - Pharmacist Member (Wausau, WI)
John G. Weitekamp, Secretary - Pharmacist Member (New Berlin, WI)
Tiffany O'Hagan, Pharmacist Member (Oshkosh, WI)
Anthony D. Peterangelo, Pharmacist Member (Madison, WI)
Michael M. Walsh, Public Member (Madison, WI)
Shana Weiss, Public Member (Hudson, WI)

Enforcement Actions
of the Pharmacy Examining Board

The Board, with help from staff at the Department of Safety and Professional Services, can take action against its licensees to help protect the profession and the citizens of Wisconsin. You may search for any of the Board Orders listed below on the Department’s website by using this link:

Board Order Search: https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/SelfService/OrdersDisciplinaryActions.aspx

Disciplinary options available to the Board

Reprimand: A public warning of the licensee for a violation.

Limitation of License: Imposes conditions and requirements upon the licensee, imposes restrictions on the scope of practice, or both.

Suspension: Completely and absolutely withdraws and withholds for a period of time all rights, privileges and authority previously conferred by the credential.

Revocation: To completely and absolutely terminate the credential and all rights, privileges and authority previously conferred by the credential.

Non-disciplinary options available to the Board

Administrative Warning: Issued if violation is of a minor nature, a first occurrence and the warning will adequately protect the public. The issuance of an Administrative Warning is public information, however the reason for issuance is not.

Remedial Education Order: Issued when there is reason to believe that the deficiency can be corrected with remedial education, while sufficiently protecting the public.

Board Orders

July 2020-August 2020

Order Number

Order Date






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A wealth of useful information is available on the Department of Safety and Professional Services website at: https://dsps.wi.gov/pages/Home.aspx

Do you have a change of name or address?

Licensees can update name or address information on the Department website at: https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/SelfService/Default.aspx. Please note that confirmation of change is not automatically provided. Legal notices will be sent to a licensee’s address of record with the Department.

Telephone Directory:

Call the Department of Safety and Professional Services toll-free (877) 617-1565, or (608) 266-2112 in the Madison area to connect to the service you need.