HPA and PODSA Bylaw Updates

On February 20, 2015, the Board of the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia (the "College") approved certain amendments to the College Bylaws. Notice of these amendments is hereby provided to the Minister of Health, regulatory colleges of other health professions in the province, the public, and other interested stakeholders, as required by section 19(6.2) of the Health Professions Act (the "Act").

The proposed revisions to the Bylaws are highlighted in the attached documents and summarized below:


Summary of Amendments:
Community Pharmacy Standards of Practice (CPSOP):

Section 11(4) Patient Record
Sections 12 and 13 Pharmacist/patient Consultation


Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act (PODSA) Bylaws:

Section 3(2)(e)(i) and (ii) – Responsibilities of Pharmacy Managers, Owners & Directors


For ease of reference those sections revised are noted in "track changes" mode in the revised Bylaws, additionally, the CPSOP includes comments regarding rationale for the change. Comments on the draft Bylaws should be submitted to the College of Pharmacists of BC or to the Ministry of Health no later than May 28, 2015 as follows:

Minister of Health College of Pharmacists of British Columbia
Comments on proposed changes to regulatory college bylaws may be submitted by email, feedback form or regular mail. These submissions should be addressed to the attention of the Director, Professional Regulation. The Ministry prefers to receive submissions in an electronic format (, feedback form, MS Word, PDF), but submissions by ordinary mail are welcome. Email: PROREGADMIN@gov.bc.ca Email:

Fax: 604-733-2493 or 800-377-8129

Regular Mail:
Brian Westgate, Director of Regulatory Initiatives,
Professional Regulation and Oversight
Health Sector Workforce Division
Ministry of Health
1515 Blanshard Street
Regular Mail:
Bob Nakagawa, Registrar
College of Pharmacists of British Columbia 200 - 1765 West 8th Avenue Vancouver, BC V6J 5C6