Commission Meetings

Pharmacy Commission Meeting Information

How and When to Get on the Agenda

The Pharmacy Commission encourages participation

The commission encourages members of the public, the pharmacy profession or other interested parties to bring issues of concern or consideration to the commission's attention. Anyone wanting to appear on a commission agenda should contact the commission office at 360-236-4946, by email to, fax 360-236-2260 or by mail to P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98501.

Requirements for requesting a spot on the agenda

Submit your requests at least 60 days before the business meeting for which the person making the request wishes to appear. The request should include the Request for Consideration Form (PDF) and any materials the person making the request wishes the commission to review. The request should clearly state if any action is requested of the commission. Please include contact information, person making the request's title or affiliation, and Washington state credential number(s) and addresses if applicable.

After your request is made

People submitting requests shall be notified whether the item is added to the agenda, and if so, the date and time of the presentation. Reasonable efforts are made to accommodate requested meeting dates, but people making requests are strongly encouraged to identify one or two alternate meeting dates.

Specific rules and laws on implementation

Many specialty practices require commission approval as specified in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) or Washington Administrative Codes (WAC). Below is a list of the topics that specifically requires commission approval. You may contact the Pharmacy Program for further clarification.

Requests requiring commission approval/consideration

  • Ancillary Utilization Plans
  • Retake Jurisprudence exam after third failure/approval of study plan
  • Examinations for pharmacists and pharmacy technician
  • Continuing education courses for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians that are not accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education
  • New pharmacy licenses
  • Nuclear pharmacist licenses endorsement
  • Exclusion of specific products from definition of manufacturing
  • Variance from required manufacturing standards
  • Exempting OTC drug imprinting
  • Exempting registration for distribution for controlled substances
  • Allowing monthly reporting of suspicious transactions
  • Exempting pediatric products from suspicious transactions log
  • Adding substances to precursor log requirements upon petition from law enforcement
  • Department of Fish and Wildlife policies and procedures for use of controlled substances in chemical capture
  • Tamper resistant paper
  • Voluntary substance abuse monitoring program
  • Reuse of teat dip containers

Materials will be posted to the Web

Documents submitted to the Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission (commission) are public records, subject to the Public Records Act, chapter 42.56 RCW, and presumptively open to public inspection and copying. The commission will make all meeting materials available for public inspection and copying on the commission's website, including records submitted by you concerning your requests for review or approval to the commission. If you believe any of these records may be exempt from disclosure under RCW 42.56.270(11)* (“Proprietary data, trade secret, or other information that relates to (a) . . . unique methods of conducting business, (b) data unique to [your] product or services), then don't submit the records. Instead, you may seek a court order protecting those records as authorized in RCW 19.108.020(3), providing notice of the proceeding to the commission. The materials may be submitted to the commission in a manner consistent with an order of the court when the legal proceeding has concluded.

Commission Meetings

Join commission meetings by webinar. No registration needed. (Attendees join muted. Please use the "raise hand" or "Q&A" function to request to address the commission.)

2024 Meetings

Commission Business Meetings - WSR 24-03-030 (PDF)

Meeting Date and Time Location
Nonresident Pharmacy Directive Task Force May 30
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Zoom # 842 9416 6172, DOH TC2, Room 140, 111 Israel Rd SE, Tumwater, WA 98501
Business Meeting June 27-28
9 a.m. to 3 p.m
Zoom # 871 4349 5001 and ESD113, 6005 Tyee Dr., S.W.
Business Meeting August 22-23
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Zoom # 871 4349 5001 and
L&I, 7273 Linderson Way S.W.
Business Meeting October 10-11
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Zoom # 871 4349 5001 and
L&I, 7273 Linderson Way S.W.
Business Meeting December 12-13
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Zoom # 871 4349 5001 and
L&I, 7273 Linderson Way S.W.

If you need additional information, please contact:

Washington Department of Health
Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission
P.O. Box 47852
Olympia, WA 98504-7852
Phone: 360-236-4946
Fax: 360-236-2260

Please be advised the Pharmacy Commission is required to comply with the Public Disclosure Act, chapter 42.56 RCW. This act establishes a strong state mandate in favor of disclosure of public records. As such, the information you submit to the commission, including personal information, may ultimately be subject to disclosure as a public record.

*Unless otherwise notified, meetings will be hybrid meetings (virtually and in person). The majority of PQAC public meetings will be held via Zoom with various in-person locations, Webinar ID#s announced through GovDelivery.

*Meetings subject to change.

Commission Meeting Minutes







For additional past meeting minutes, contact the Pharmacy Commission.

Commission Meeting Packets


March 7

Agenda (PDF)

Meeting Materials (PDF) (including legislative updates)

February 1

Agenda (PDF)

Meeting materials (PDF) (including legislative updates)


December 14-15

December 15 agenda (PDF)

December 15 meeting materials (PDF)

December 14 agenda (PDF)

December 14 meeting materials (PDF)

October 19

Agenda (PDF)

Meeting materials (PDF)

August 24-25

Meeting materials (PDF)

June 15

Meeting materials (PDF)

May 4-5

May 4 meeting materials (PDF)
May 5 meeting materials (PDF)

March 2-3

March 2 meeting materials (PDF)
March 3 meeting materials (PDF)

January 12-13

January 12 meeting materials (PDF)
January 13 meeting materials (PDF)


November 17

Meeting materials (PDF)

September 27

Pharmacy Practice Committee (PDF)

September 23

Meeting materials (PDF)

September 22

Meeting materials (PDF)

July 15

Meeting materials (PDF)

July 14

Meeting materials (PDF)

May 13
Meeting materials (PDF)
May 12
Meeting materials (PDF)
March 24
Meeting materials (PDF)
March 25
Meeting materials (PDF)
January 28
Meeting materials (PDF)


December 21
Meeting materials (PDF)
November 15

Meeting agenda (PDF)

October 22

Meeting materials (PDF)

September 2

Meeting materials (PDF)

July 16

Meeting materials (PDF)

June 3-4

June 3 agenda and meeting materials (PDF)
June 4 agenda and meeting materials (PDF)

April 23

Meeting materials (PDF)

March 4-5

Meeting packet (PDF)

Contact and connect

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