Petition for a waiver of the provisions of 247 CMR

Is your pharmacy practice of a special, limited, or unusual nature as compared to regular pharmacy services? You can apply for a special or limited use pharmacy or pharmacy department permit.

Board of Registration in Pharmacy

The Details of Petition for a waiver of the provisions of 247 CMR

What you need for Petition for a waiver of the provisions of 247 CMR

  • Name of pharmacy and or pharmacy department
  • Location
  • Phone number
  • Contact Person

Please use separate sheets to complete the following and attach sheets to application:

  1. List the regulatory requirements(s) for which a waiver is requested. Provide an explanation about why each regulation should not apply to the pharmacy/pharmacy department
  2. Explain the compelling public interest that would be served by the granting of a waiver
  3. Explain why adherence to the regulation(s) would be impractical and unduly burdensome
  4. Include a comprehensive statement of the policies and procedures of the proposed operation, including safeguards to protect the public health, welfare, and safety

Appearing before the Board:

Before acting upon any petition, the Board may require you to personally appear before the Board. You may need to answer questions that would enable us to determine that the issuance of a permit would be in the best interest of the public health, welfare, and safety, and that adherence to 247 CMR would be unreasonable.

How to request Petition for a waiver of the provisions of 247 CMR

  1. Download and complete the form, found below
  2. Include all attachments and explanations
  3. Mail completed form and attachments to:

Board of Registration in Pharmacy
239 Causeway St.
Suite 200, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02114

  1. Download and complete the form, found below
  2. Include all attachments and explanations
  3. Fax completed form and attachments to (617) 973-0980

Next steps for Petition for a waiver of the provisions of 247 CMR

If we grant your waiver

The Board will issue a special or limited-use permit. We will also issue a written finding that recites:

  • The specific Board regulations(s) which are being waived
  • The reasons the Board is waiving the regulation(s) at issue
  • Lists and contingent restrictions under which the pharmacy or pharmacy department may operate

Downloads for Petition for a waiver of the provisions of 247 CMR

Contact for Petition for a waiver of the provisions of 247 CMR

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