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Pharmacist Registrant 26 (Jun 4, 2017)

The Inquiry Committee, pursuant to Section 36(1) of the Health Professions Act, has reached a new revised Agreement with the pharmacist registrant whereby the registrant consented to undertakings that include, but are not limited to:

  1. Complying with all terms of the registrant’s monitoring program for a minimum of three additional years;

  2. Continuing counselling for one year from the date after he had returned to work;

  3. Informing all managers and employers with whom registrant gains employment of registrant’s medical condition and the limits and conditions on registrant’s registration pursuant to the Agreement;

  4. Ensuring that all managers and employers with whom registrant gains employment submits a written statement to the College declaring their awareness of Registrant’s medical condition and the agreement, and how they will accommodate and supervise registrant working in pharmacy;

  5. Working in a pharmacy where narcotic/controlled substances and Z-group drugs are counted and reconciled on a weekly basis;

  6. Working a maximum number of hours and shifts per week for the first three months after signing the Agreement;

  7. Informing his pharmacy manager of all wastages and breakages of narcotic, controlled, opioid and sedative drugs that he has to dispose of or deal with;

  8. Not conducting drug counts and/or conduct medication reconciliation for any narcotic/controlled substances or Z-group drugs;

  9. The registrant will be restricted from acting in the following roles:

    1. an owner or manager of a pharmacy;
    2. a director of a corporation that owns a pharmacy; and
    3. a preceptor;

     

  10. The registrant will notify the College regarding any of the following changes:

    1. changes in places of employment as a pharmacist;
    2. changes in residential address and phone number; and
    3. changes in medical provider;

     

The Agreement will remain in place for a minimum of four years or until such time as the registrant’s physician states otherwise. The name of the registrant has been withheld in accordance with section 39.3(4)(a) of the Health Professions Act for the purposes of not identifying the personal health information of the registrant. The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the undertakings will protect the public.


January 3, 2017
(June 4, 2017 – Limits and conditions updated)

The Inquiry Committee has reinstated pharmacist registrant’s registration which had previously been suspended indefinitely on May 16, 2016. Pursuant to Section 36 of the Health Professions Act, the Inquiry Committee has reached an agreement with the pharmacist registrant whereby the registrant consented to undertakings involving regular monitoring for fitness to practice pharmacy. The undertakings include, but are not limited to:

  1. That the registrant will comply with all terms of registrant’s monitoring program with the company currently involved in registrant’s care and remain on this program for a minimum of three (3) years from the day registrant returns to active employment as a pharmacist;

  2. That registrant will continue counselling for one (1) year after registrant returns to work;

  3. That registrant will inform all managers and employers with whom registrant gains employment of registrant’s medical condition and the limits and conditions on registrant’s registration pursuant to this agreement;

  4. That registrant will ensure that all managers and employers with whom registrant gains employment submit a written statement to the College within 48 hours of securing employment, declaring their awareness of registrant’s medical condition and the agreement, how they will accommodate and supervise registrant working in the pharmacy, and that they will submit a weekly narcotic count for a minimum of three (3) months to the College or advise the College if any narcotic count concerns arise;

  5. That after returning to work in a pharmacy setting, registrant will provide work sign-in sheets on a monthly basis;

  6. That registrant will not work alone after returning to work in a pharmacy setting and that there must be overlapping shifts of at least one registrant during registrant’s work shift for a minimum of the first six (6) months that registrant returns to work;

  7. That after returning to work in a pharmacy setting, registrant will not be allowed to dispense narcotics;

  8. That after returning to work in a pharmacy setting, registrant will not handle or physically prepare prescriptions for narcotic, controlled, opioid and sedative drugs, including but not limited to Benzodiazepine, Dextroamphetamine and testosterone products and any Z-Group drugs;

  9. That after returning to work in a pharmacy setting, for the first six (6) months, registrant will not be allowed to dispense Controlled Substances ie. Benzodiazepine, Dextroamphetamine and testosterone products and any Z-Group drugs (which are not considered Controlled Substances);

  10. That after returning to work in a pharmacy setting, registrant will not be allowed to do narcotic or controlled substances or Z-Group drug counts;

  11. That after returning to work in a pharmacy setting, registrant will not dispose or deal with wastage or breakage of or otherwise handle any narcotic, controlled, opioid and sedative drugs, including but not limited to Benzodiazepine, Dextroamphetamine and testosterone products and any Z-Group drugs;

  12. That registrant will not have access to the narcotic-safe or physically process and/or otherwise prepare any prescriptions that require access to the narcotic safe;

  13. That registrant will not be involved in any way with ordering supplies of narcotic medications;

  14. That registrant will be restricted from acting in the following roles in registrant’s practice: 

    1. an owner or manager of a pharmacy;
    2. a director of a corporation that owns a pharmacy; and
    3. a preceptor;

     

  15. That registrant will be restricted from acting in the following roles in registrant’s practice: 

    1. all changes in places of employment as a pharmacist;
    2. all changes in residential address and phone number; and
    3. all changes in medical provider;

The agreement will remain in place for a minimum of five years from the date of execution of the agreement. The registrant will be assessed by the treating physician after six (6) months upon return to active employment to determine whether or not any of the above limits or conditions should be removed. The name of the registrant has been withheld in accordance with section 39.3(4)(a) of the Health Professions Act for the purposes of not identifying the personal health information of the registrant respecting the condition. The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the undertakings will protect the public.


May 16, 2016
(January 3, 2017 – Registration Reinstated)

The Inquiry Committee, pursuant to section 36 of the Health Professions Act, has reached an agreement with the pharmacist registrant to voluntarily suspend the registration as a pharmacist effective May 16, 2016. The agreement remains in effect until further notice. The Inquiry Committee considers the agreement necessary to protect the public. The pharmacist registrant's name has been withheld pursuant to section 39.3(4) of the Health Professions Act.

Lam, Alexis Vanessa (May 9, 2017)

The Inquiry Committee, pursuant to section 35(1)(a) of the Health Professions Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 183, for the purposes of public protection, has imposed limits and conditions on the practice of registrant Alexis Vanessa Lam, pending completion of an investigation of her pharmacy practice. Until further notice, Ms. Lam has the following limits and conditions on her practice:

  1. Effective May 9, 2017, she will be restricted from doing the following in relation to narcotic and controlled drugs and substances:
    1. Placing and receiving orders; and
    2. Signing wholesaler/manufacturer invoices confirming receipt of orders, or have any sort of signing authority relating to such orders.

Ms. Lam has not demonstrated that she has fulfilled her responsibility as a registrant to take reasonable steps to protect narcotic and controlled drugs against loss in or from the pharmacy where she works. In addition, she has not kept accurate records regarding all purchases and sales of narcotic and controlled drugs. This has enabled a large quantity of narcotic and controlled drugs at the pharmacy to be unaccounted for, causing potential harm to the public.

Lam, Miguel Angel (May 9, 2017)

The Inquiry Committee, pursuant to section 35(1)(a) of the Health Professions Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 183, for the purposes of public protection, has imposed limits and conditions on the practice of registrant Miguel Angel Lam, pending completion of an investigation of his pharmacy practice. Until further notice, Mr. Lam has the following limits and conditions on his practice:

  1. Effective May 23, 2017, he will be restricted from acting as a manager of any pharmacy. 
  2. Effective May 9, 2017, he will be restricted from doing the following in relation to narcotic and controlled drugs and substances:
    1. Placing and receiving orders; and
    2. Signing wholesaler/manufacturer invoices confirming receipt of orders, or have any sort of signing authority relating to such orders.

As the pharmacy manager of a pharmacy, Mr. Lam has not been fulfilling his responsibilities to operate a pharmacy that meets legislative and practice standards. He has not kept accurate records regarding all purchases and sales of narcotic and controlled drugs. He has not established and/or enforced policies and procedures for inventory management and security and storage of narcotic and controlled drugs, enabling a large quantity of narcotic and controlled drugs at the pharmacy to be unaccounted for, causing potential harm to the public.

Pharmacist Registrant 21 (May 1, 2017)

The Inquiry Committee has reinstated pharmacist registrant’s registration which had previously been suspended for an indefinite period on July 27, 2016. Pursuant to Section 36 of the Health Professions Act, the Inquiry Committee has reached an Agreement with the pharmacist registrant whereby the Registrant consented to undertakings involving regular monitoring for fitness to practice pharmacy. The undertakings include, but are not limited to:

  1. Strictly adhering to his routine medical monitoring program with the institution currently involved in his care and remaining on the monitoring program for a period of 12 months;

  2. Informing all managers and employers with whom Registrant gains employment of Registrant’s medical condition and the limits and conditions on Registrant’s registration pursuant to the agreement;

  3. Ensuring that all managers and employers with whom Registrant gains employment submits a written statement to the College declaring their awareness of Registrant’s medical condition and the agreement, and how they will accommodate and supervise Registrant working in pharmacy;

  4. Registrant will not work alone in a pharmacy setting, meaning that Registrant must never be the sole pharmacist in attendance at any time and that there must be another pharmacist or pharmacy assistant or pharmacy staff working with Registrant at all times;

  5. Registrant will not have access to narcotic-safe or physically process and/or otherwise prepare any prescriptions that require access to the narcotic safe;

  6. Registrant will not be involved in any way with ordering supplies of narcotic medications;

  7. The Registrant will not process and/or otherwise prepare any prescriptions that require access to the narcotic safe. In dispensing such prescriptions, the Registrant will only be involved in the intake, final check and pharmacist/patient counseling in accordance with the HPA Bylaws;

  8. The Registrant will be restricted from acting in the following roles in Registrant’s practice:

    1. an owner or manager of a pharmacy;
    2. a director of a corporation that owns a pharmacy; and
    3. a preceptor;

     

  9. The Registrant will notify the College, in writing or via e-mail, of:

    1. all changes in his places of employment as a pharmacist
    2. all changes in residential address and phone number; and
    3. all changes in medical provider.

The Agreement will remain in place for a minimum of 12 months from the date of execution of the Agreement, following which the Registrant may submit information or documentation, including independent medical assessments, to support removing any or all of the above limits and conditions. The name of the Registrant has been withheld in accordance with section 39.3(4)(a) of the Health Professions Act for the purposes of not identifying the personal health information of the Registrant respecting the condition. The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the undertakings will protect the public.


July 27, 2016
(May 1, 2017 – Registration Reinstated)

The Inquiry Committee, pursuant to section 36 of the Health Professions Act, has reached an agreement with the pharmacist registrant to suspend his registration as a pharmacist, effective July 27, 2016. The agreement remains in effect until further notice. The Inquiry Committee considers the agreement necessary to protect the public. The pharmacist registrant's name has been withheld, pursuant to s. 39.3(4) of the Health Professions Act.


February 27, 2015
(July 27, 2016 – Registration Suspended)

The Inquiry Committee has reinstated pharmacist registrant’s registration which had previously been suspended for an indefinite period on July 23, 2014. Pursuant to Section 36 of the Health Professions Act, the Inquiry Committee has reached an Agreement with the pharmacist registrant whereby the Registrant consented to undertakings involving regular monitoring for fitness to practice pharmacy. The undertakings include, but are not limited to:

  1. Strictly adhering to his routine medical monitoring program with the institution currently involved in his care and remaining on the monitoring program for a period of 3 years;

  2. Informing all managers and employers with whom Registrant gains employment of Registrant’s medical condition and the limits and conditions on Registrant’s registration pursuant to the agreement;

  3. Ensuring that all managers and employers with whom Registrant gains employment submits a written statement to the College declaring their awareness of Registrant’s medical condition and the agreement, and how they will accommodate and supervise Registrant working in pharmacy;

  4. Registrant will not work alone in a pharmacy setting, meaning that Registrant must never be the sole pharmacist in attendance at any time and that there must be another pharmacist or pharmacy assistant or pharmacy staff working with Registrant at all times;

  5. Registrant will not have access to narcotic-safe or physically process and/or otherwise prepare any prescriptions that require access to the narcotic safe;

  6. Registrant will not be involved in any way with ordering supplies of narcotic medications;

  7. The Registrant will not process and/or otherwise prepare any prescriptions that require access to the narcotic safe. In dispensing such prescriptions, the Registrant will only be involved in the intake, final check and pharmacist/patient counseling in accordance with the HPA Bylaws;

  8. The Registrant will be restricted from acting in the following roles in Registrant’s practice:

    1. an owner or manager of a pharmacy;
    2. a director of a corporation that owns a pharmacy; and
    3. a preceptor;

  9. The Registrant will notify the College, in writing or via e-mail, of:

    1. all changes in his places of employment as a pharmacist
    2. all changes in residential address and phone number; and
    3. all changes in medical provider.

The agreement will remain in place for a minimum of three years from the date of execution of the Agreement, following which the Registrant will be assessed by a physician to determine whether or not continuation of monitoring is necessary. The name of the Registrant has been withheld in accordance with section 39.3(4)(a) of the Health Professions Act for the purposes of not identifying the personal health information of the Registrant respecting the condition. The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the undertakings will protect the public.


JULY 23, 2014
(FEBRUARY 27, 2015 – REGISTRATION REINSTATED)

The Inquiry Committee, pursuant to section 36 of the Health Professions Act, has reached an agreement with the pharmacist registrant to suspend his registration as a pharmacist, effective July 23, 2014. The agreement remains in effect until further notice. The Inquiry Committee considers the agreement necessary to protect the public. The pharmacist registrant's name has been withheld, pursuant to s. 39.3(4) of the Health Professions Act.

Pharmacist Registrant 30 (May 1, 2017)

The Inquiry Committee, pursuant to Section 36 of the Health Profession Act, has reached a new revised agreement with the pharmacist registrant, whereby the registrant consented to undertakings that include, but are not limited to:

  1. Complying with any and all treatment plans as recommended by his medical providers, including but not limited to the following:

    1. Regular and consistent attendance to his meetings with his mental health team; and
    2. Adherence to his medication regimen;

  2. Voluntarily stop working as a pharmacist and self-report to the College in the event that his medical condition may hinder his performance and/or fitness to practice as a pharmacist;

The name of the registrant has been withheld in accordance with section 39.3(4)(a) of the Health Professions Act for the purposes of not identifying the personal health information of the registrant respecting the condition. The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the undertakings will protect the public.


February 8, 2017
(May 1, 2017 - Limits and Conditions Revised)

The Inquiry Committee has reinstated pharmacist registrant’s registration which had previously been suspended for an indefinite period on December 23, 2016. Pursuant to Section 36 of the Health Professions Act, the Inquiry Committee has reached an Agreement with the pharmacist registrant whereby the registrant consented to undertakings involving regular monitoring for fitness to practice pharmacy. The undertakings include, but are not limited to:

  1. Complying with any and all treatment plans as recommended by his medical providers, including but not limited to the following:

    1. Regular and consistent attendance to his meetings with his mental health team; and
    2. Adherence to his medication regimen;

  2. That after returning to work in pharmacy setting, on every shift of employment at any pharmacy, the registrant will work alongside another pharmacist in good standing at all times;

     

  3. That prior to the commencement of new employment at any pharmacy, the registrant shall disclose to the pharmacy manager the limits and conditions of this Consent Agreement and ensure that arrangements are made in the pharmacy operations to accommodate the said limits and conditions:

    1. The registrant must ensure that the pharmacy manager and/or employer with whom the registrant secures employment submits a written statement to the College declaring:

      1. their awareness of the limits and conditions in; and
      2. their obligation to contact the College if they have questions or concerns about the registrant’s practice. This statement must be received within 48 hours of any change of employment and/or 48 hours of any change in pharmacy manager/employer.

    2. The registrant must inform a Complaints Officer in writing or via email of his places of employment as a pharmacist and report any changes of the location of his employment within 72 hours of such change.

December 23, 2016
(February 8, 2017 – Registration reinstated)

The Inquiry Committee, pursuant to section 36 of the Health Professions Act, has reached an agreement with the pharmacist registrant to suspend his registration as a pharmacist, effective December 23, 2016. The agreement remains in effect until further notice. The Inquiry Committee considers the agreement necessary to protect the public. The pharmacist registrant's name has been withheld, pursuant to s. 39.3(4) of the Health Professions Act.

Drapeau , Tyler Joshua (Apr 20, 2017)

Pursuant to section 36(1) of the Health Professions Act, the Inquiry Committee of the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia (the “College”) reached a consent agreement with Tyler Joshua Drapeau (the “Registrant”) to suspend his registration as a pharmacist for a period of six months, from April 20, 2017 to October 20, 2017.

After an investigation, the Registrant admitted to practicing outside of his scope by prescribing and dispensing multiple medications to himself and others without a valid prescription. The Registrant prescribed medication to himself over 30 times without any prescription from a physician and inappropriately dispensed medications to himself on various other occasions. In relation to prescribing medications to others, the Registrant prescribed and dispensed azithromycin 26 times without a valid prescription, atavaquone proguanil two times without a valid prescription and doxycycline without a valid prescription. The Registrant listed the wrong prescriber on a prescription and conducted improper adaptations and emergency refills, each not in compliance with the Professional Practice Policies.

The Inquiry Committee determined that the Registrant breached the Code of Ethics – Detailed, Standard 1(b) which states that registrants practice only within the scope of their education, training and competence, Further, the Code of Ethics – Conflict of Interests Standards, Standard 2(e) very narrowly defines that registrants may only dispense medications to themselves in an emergency situation or when another registrant is not readily available.

The Inquiry Committee determined that the Registrant acted outside of scope, that he was not trained to prescribe any of the medications at issue, and that pharmacists in British Columbia do not have authority under legislation or the Code of Ethics to prescribe to themselves.

The Inquiry Committee determined that the Registrant engaged in professional misconduct and unethical conduct in relation to the unauthorized prescribing and dispensing practices, taking into account the gravity of the contraventions listed above and that the volume of practice deficiencies constituted a serious matter.

Prior to reinstatement, the Registrant must:

  • Appear before a panel of the Inquiry Committee for a verbal reprimand;
  • Successfully complete and pass the College Jurisprudence Exam;
  • Submit a fine of $5,000;
  • Thoroughly review the relevant legislation and sign a declaration acknowledging his understanding and rigid compliance with those legislative requirements.

The Registrant may not act as a pharmacy manager for a period of three years following reinstatement.

A letter of reprimand will be permanently placed on the College register and the College may disclose its contents in response to inquiries regarding the status of the Registrant’s registration. The Inquiry Committee considers this Agreement necessary to protect the public.

Pharmacist Registrant 32 (Mar 24, 2017)

The Inquiry Committee, pursuant to Section 36 of the Health Professions Act, has reached an agreement with pharmacist registrant to suspend the registrant’s registration as a pharmacist effective March 24, 2017. The agreement remains in effect until further notice. The Inquiry Committee considers the agreement necessary to protect the public. The registrant's name has been withheld, pursuant to 39.3(4) of the Health Professions Act.

Pharmacist Registrant 31 (Mar 20, 2017)

The Inquiry Committee, pursuant to section 36 of the Health Professions Act, has reached an agreement by consent with the pharmacist registrant to voluntarily suspend registration as a pharmacist effective March 20, 2017. The agreement remains in effect until further notice. The Inquiry Committee considers the agreement necessary to protect the public. The pharmacist registrant's name has been withheld pursuant to section 39.3(4) of the Health Professions Act.

Asaria, Alnazir (Mar 12, 2017)

​Pursuant to section 36(1) of the Health Professions Act, the Inquiry Committee of the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia (the “College”) reached a consent agreement with Alnazir Asaria (the “Registrant”) to suspend his registration as a pharmacist until he successfully completes and passes the College Jurisprudence Exam.

Following investigation, the Inquiry Committee determined that between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012, the Registrant, while pharmacy manager and owner of a pharmacy, practiced in contravention of the Bylaws to the Health Professions Act, Schedule F Part 1 Community Pharmacy Standards of Practice (the “Standards of Practice”) and the Bylaws to the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act (the “Bylaws to the PODSA”).

Specifically, the Registrant engaged in deficient practice relating to:

  • Prescriptions filled in excess of authorized quantity;
  • Prescriptions filled after the expiry date;
  • Incomplete prescriptions missing quantity, dose or directions;
  • Prescriptions filled under the wrong prescriber;
  • Methadone prescriptions released to patients without complete and signed part-fill or witnessed ingestion logs;
  • Methadone given as carries without prescriber authorization;
  • Methadone prescriptions without adequate documentation including lack of Controlled Prescription Program (“CPP”) hardcopy prescription, CPP prescriptions without patient signature;
  • Methadone dispensed under incorrect DIN;
  • Prescription adaptation without adequate rationale or documentation;

The Inquiry Committee determined that the Registrant breached the Standards of Practice for each of the allegations listed and that the cumulative weight of the contraventions represent a serious matter which requires substantial remediation.

Prior to reinstatement of his registration, the Registrant must:

  • Thoroughly review the relevant legislation and sign a Declaration acknowledging his understanding of and rigid compliance with those legislative requirements;
  • Successfully complete and pass the College Jurisprudence Exam;

A Letter of Reprimand will be permanently placed on College Register and the College may disclose its contents in response to inquiries regarding the status of the Registrant’s registration.

The Inquiry Committee determined that the cumulative weight of each of the practice deficiencies demonstrated the Registrant’s disregard for his professional obligations and general sloppy practice. The sheer volume of practice deficiencies and breached practice standards demand a serious response to bring the Registrant’s practice into compliance with the governing legislation. The Inquiry Committee considers this agreement necessary to protect the public.

Pharmacist Registrant 23 (Mar 6, 2017)

The Inquiry Committee, pursuant to Section 36 of the Health Profession Act, has reached a new revised agreement with the pharmacist registrant, whereby the registrant consented to undertakings that include, but are not limited to:

  1. Strictly adhering to registrant’s routine medical monitoring program with the institution currently involved in registrant’s care and remaining on the monitoring program for a period of 5 years;

  2. Informing all managers and employers with whom registrant gains employment of registrant’s medical condition and the limits and conditions on registrant’s registration pursuant to the Agreement;

  3. Registrant will not work alone in a pharmacy setting, meaning that registrant must never be the sole pharmacist in attendance at any time and that there must be another pharmacist or pharmacy assistant or pharmacy staff working with registrant at all times;

  4. Registrant will not have access to narcotic-safe or physically process and/or otherwise prepare any prescriptions that require access to the narcotic safe;

  5. Registrant will not be involved in any way with ordering supplies of narcotic medications;

  6. The registrant will not physically prepare prescriptions for narcotic, controlled, opioid and sedative drugs (including but not limited to barbiturates, benzodiazepines and “z” drugs such as zopiclone, zaleplon, zolpidem and the like). In dispensing such prescriptions, the registrant will only be involved in the intake, data entry, computer processing, final check and pharmacist/patient counseling in accordance with the Health Professions Act, Bylaws; for a period of one (1) year, after which this term will be reassessed.

  7. The registrant will not dispose or deal with wastage or breakage of or otherwise handle any narcotic, controlled, opioid and sedative drugs (including but not limited to barbiturates, benzodiazepines and “z” drugs such as zopiclone, zaleplon, zolpidem and the like); for a period of one (1) year, after which this term will be reassessed.

  8. The registrant will not be restricted from acting in the role in registrant’s practice as pharmacy manager or director but he will be restricted from acting in the role in registrant’s practice as a preceptor;

  9. The registrant will notify the College, in writing or via e-mail, of:

    1. all changes in his places of employment as a pharmacist
    2. all changes in residential address and phone number; and
    3. all changes in medical provider.

This agreement will remain in place for a minimum of four years from March 6, 2017, following which the registrant will be assessed by a physician to determine whether or not continuation of monitoring is necessary. The name of the registrant has been withheld in accordance with section 39.3(4)(a) of the Health Professions Act for the purposes of not identifying the personal health information of the registrant respecting the condition. The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the undertakings will protect the public.


JUNE 23, 2016
(MARCH 6, 2017 – LIMITS AND CONDITIONS UPDATED)

The Inquiry Committee has reinstated pharmacist registrant’s registration which had previously been suspended for an indefinite period on December 18, 2015. Pursuant to Section 36 of the Health Professions Act, the Inquiry Committee has reached an Agreement with the pharmacist registrant whereby the Registrant consented to undertakings involving regular monitoring for fitness to practice pharmacy. The undertakings include, but are not limited to:

  1. Strictly adhering to Registrant’s routine medical monitoring program with the institution currently involved in Registrant’s care and remaining on the monitoring program for a period of 5 years;

  2. Informing all managers and employers with whom Registrant gains employment of Registrant’s medical condition and the limits and conditions on Registrant’s registration pursuant to the agreement;

  3. Ensuring that all managers and employers with whom Registrant gains employment submits a written statement to the College declaring their awareness of Registrant’s medical condition and the agreement, and how they will accommodate and supervise Registrant working in pharmacy;

  4. Registrant will not work alone in a pharmacy setting, meaning that Registrant must never be the sole pharmacist in attendance at any time and that there must be another pharmacist or pharmacy assistant or pharmacy staff working with Registrant at all times;

  5. Registrant will not have access to narcotic-safe or physically process and/or otherwise prepare any prescriptions that require access to the narcotic safe;

  6. Registrant will not be involved in any way with ordering supplies of narcotic medications;

  7. For one (1) year, Registrant will not physically prepare prescriptions for narcotic, controlled, opioid and sedative drugs (including but not limited to barbiturates, benzodiazepines and “z” drugs such as zopiclone, zaleplon, zolpidem and the like). In dispensing such prescriptions, the Registrant will only be involved in the intake, data entry, computer processing, final check and pharmacist/patient counseling in accordance with the Health Professions Act, Bylaws; after which this term will be reassessed.

  8. For one (1) year, Registrant will document the steps taken for dispensing narcotic and controlled drugs and ensure that Registrant’s peer co-signs the document to show compliance with the restrictions set forth in item 7; after which this term will be reassessed.

  9. For one (1) year, Registrant will not dispose or deal with wastage or breakage of or otherwise handle any narcotic, controlled, opioid and sedative drugs (including but not limited to barbiturates, benzodiazepines and “z” drugs such as zopiclone, zaleplon, zolpidem and the like); after which this term will be reassessed.

  10. The Registrant will be restricted from acting in the following roles in Registrant’s practice:
    1. an owner or manager of a pharmacy;
    2. a director of a corporation that owns a pharmacy; and
    3. a preceptor;

     

  11. The Registrant will notify the College, in writing or via e-mail, of:
    1. all changes in his places of employment as a pharmacist
    2. all changes in residential address and phone number; and
    3. all changes in medical provider.

The agreement will remain in place for a minimum of five years from the date of execution of the Agreement, following which the Registrant will be assessed by a physician to determine whether or not continuation of monitoring is necessary. The name of the Registrant has been withheld in accordance with section 39.3(4)(a) of the Health Professions Act for the purposes of not identifying the personal health information of the Registrant respecting the condition. The Inquiry Committee is satisfied that the undertakings will protect the public.


DECEMBER 18, 2015
(JUNE 23, 2016 – REGISTRATION REINSTATED)

The Inquiry Committee, pursuant to Section 36 of the Health Professions Act, has reached an agreement with pharmacist registrant to suspend his registration as a pharmacist effective December 18, 2015. The agreement remains in effect until further notice. The Inquiry Committee considers the agreement necessary to protect the public. The registrant's name has been withheld, pursuant to 39.3(4) of the Health Professions Act.

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