Proposed HPA and PODSA Bylaw Updates

On February 21, 2014 the Board of the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia (the “College”) approved amendments to the College bylaws. Notice of 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 documents linked below and summarized in the table below:


HPA Bylaws

HPA Bylaws - Schedule C

PODSA Bylaws - Schedule A


Electronic voting (HPA Bylaws) – to enable electronic process for Board elections, includes provision for Registrar to allow other methods of voting/nomination if interruption in electronic method
Re-certification of injection authority (HPA Bylaws) – provides requirements to recertify consistent with National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) recommendation
Registration (HPA Bylaws) – minor updates
Schedule C (HPA Bylaws) – updates to authorized schools
Fee Schedule (PODSA Bylaws) – addition of fee for re-inspection after 2nd follow-up visit


The College is requesting a shorter public posting period (under section 19(6.2) of the Act) from 90 days to 60 days to allow for implementation timing of electronic voting and re-certification of injection authority to come into force by August 2014.  Kindly provide any feedback or comments you may have on the proposed bylaw amendments to the College or Minister of Health no later than Sunday, May 6, 2014.


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.



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
College of Pharmacists of British Columbia
200 - 1765 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 5C6