HPA and PODSA Bylaw Updates
On June 20, 2014, 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 21(8) of the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act (the “Act”) and Section 19(6.2) of the Health Professions Act.

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

Summary of Amendments:

HPA Bylaws:
  • Section 15.1 Practice Review Committee – new section added to establish the composition, relationships and authority of the Practice Review Committee
  • Section 20 Committee Panels – amended to include the newly established Practice Review Committee and a minor amendment to the panel size
  • Section 55 Quality Assurance Program – amended by removing structure of the previous assessment component
  • Section 56 Continuing Professional Development – renamed and amended by adding structure of the Continuing Professional Development component of the program as set out in section 55
  • Section 56.1 Assessment of Professional Performance – new section added to establish the structure of the Assessment of Professional Performance component of the program as set out in section 55
HPA Bylaws, Schedule F, Part 1 – Community Pharmacy Standards of Practice:
  • Section 6 Prescription subsections (2) and (4) – amendments made to information required on a prescription
HPA Bylaws, Schedule F, Part 3 – Residential Care Facilities and Homes Standards of Practice:
  • Section 6 Prescription Authorizations subsection (8) – amendments made to information required on a prescription

PODSA Bylaws:

  • Section 3 Responsibilities of Pharmacy Managers, Owners and Directors subsection (6) – minor update

 

For ease of reference those sections revised are noted in "track changes" mode in the revised Bylaws, however individuals are advised that they should read the documents in their entirety prior to posting comments. Comments on the draft Bylaws should be submitted to the College of Pharmacists of BC or to the Ministry of Health no later than September 25, 2014 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: Email: Fax: 604-733-2493 or 800-377-8129
Regular Mail: Daryl K. Beckett Director, Professional Regulation Ministry of Health Legislation and Professional Regulation 5th Floor, 1515 Blanshard Street Victoria, BC V8W 3C8 Regular Mail: Bob Nakagawa Registrar College of Pharmacists of British Columbia 200 - 1765 West 8th Avenue Vancouver, BC V6J 5C6

 

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