As the regulatory body for pharmacy in British Columbia, the College of Pharmacists of BC is responsible, under provincial legislation, for serving and protecting the public. The College does this by ensuring that registrants are qualified and follow clearly defined standards of practice and ethics and keep up-to-date on new developments in professional practice.
The College reviews any complaints received about pharmacists or pharmacies by adhering to specific processes outlined in legislation and bylaws.
There are approximately 5100 pharmacists and 330 pharmacy technicians registered and 1200 pharmacies licensed with the College. Every year the College receives up to 200 complaints from the public, employers and healthcare providers. The vast majority of these complaints are resolved through the Inquiry Committee process with only a very few having to be referred to the Discipline Committee for resolution.
In accordance with requirements, laid out in the Health Professions Act and the bylaws made pursuant to the Act, regarding public notification pertaining to Inquiry Dispositions and Discipline Decisions we offer the following information:
Inquiry Dispositions - click for details
Discipline Decisions - see below
The College website carries a list of pharmacists who have been disciplined since 1998.
January 11, 2013
On January 11, 2013, a Panel of the Discipline Committee, pursuant to s. 39.1(1) and (2) of the Health Professions Act, found Lakhvir Singh Dhinsa of Surrey, British Columbia, Registration No. 10961 (the "Registrant") guilty of professional misconduct for actions committed in Great Britain, resulting in a cancellation of his license in that jurisdiction. The Panel issued an order, pursuant to section 39(2) of the Health Professions Act, to immediately cancel the Registrant's registration
October 11, 2012
On October 11, 2012, a Panel of the Discipline Committee, pursuant to s. 39.1(1) and (2) of the Health Professions Act, has decided to take no further action with regards to the Pharmacist Registrant. The Discipline Panel further directed the Registrar to withhold all of the information otherwise required to be included in the public notification, pursuant to s. 39.3(4) of the Health Professions Act, as the Discipline Panel was satisfied that the privacy interests of the Pharmacist Registrant outweigh the public interest in public notification of the information.
June 29, 2010
Manijeh Farbeh (Reg# 08439)
On June 29th, 2010, a Panel of the Discipline Committee, supporting an earlier decision (February 24th, 2010) under section 39(1) of the Health Professions Act which found Manijeh Farbeh of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Registration No. 08439 (the "Registrant") guilty of incompetence and professional misconduct, issued an order, under section 39(2) of theHealth Professions Act, immediately cancelling the registrant's registration and assessing costs in the amount of $35,000.00.
The College of Pharmacists of BC prior to the transition to the Health Professions Act on April 1st, 2009, publicized decisions of the Discipline Committee in its newsletter1.
Click on each name below to link to a PDF copy of the newsletter article on that pharmacist's Discipline hearing and penalties.
DATE OF DISCIPLINARY DECISION
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Al-Ahmad, Hisham Nayef
Grant, Derek James
Kan, Shun Fu (Ron)
Keller, Jason William
Kelly, Michael (Apr 18, 2013)
Kelly, Michael (Dec 5, 2012)
Laal, Ali Ashgar (Nov 5, 2009)
Laal, Ali Ashgar (Jul 17, 2009)
Laal, Ali Ashgar (Jul 14, 2009)
Lloyd, Matthew Leonard Mark (Sep 25, 2011)
Lloyd, Matthew Leonard Mark (Sep 9, 2010)
Marigold Compounding and Natural Pharmacy
Mejares, Janet Valenzona
Mui, Siu Shun Samson
Omara, Ayman Sayed Mohammed (May 12, 2012)
Omara, Ayman Sayed Mohammed (May 12, 2010)
Omara, Ayman Sayed Mohammed (Feb 16, 2010)
Pharmaesthetics Compounding Pharmacy (Sep 4, 2009)
Pharmaesthetics Compounding Pharmacy (Jul 17, 2009)
Rivington, Stephen John
Sanchez, Isidor Andres Rudi
Sanchez, Isidoro Andres Rudy/Marigold Compounding and Natural Pharmacy
Schafer, Rodney (Jan 10, 2013)
Schafer, Rodney (Oct 5, 2012)
Tejani, Diamondali Alladin
Turk, Arthur Ronald (Jan 23, 2013)
Turk, Arthur Ronald (Dec 10, 2012)
Ward, Nicola Caroline
Lakhvir Singh Dhinsa