Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Pursuant to section 3 of the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act, a direct owner may not be eligible to hold a pharmacy licence, or may require that conditions be imposed on the pharmacy licence if any of the following has occurred:

  • A direct owner, indirect owner or manager is subject to a limitation imposed by the discipline committee that precludes him or her from being a direct owner, an indirect owner or a manager;
     
  • A direct owner, indirect owner or manager is or has been the subject of an order or a conviction for an information or billing contravention;
     
  • A direct owner, indirect owner or manager has, within the previous 6 years, been convicted of an offence prescribed under the Pharmaceutical Services Act for the purposes of section 45 (1) (a) (ii) of that Act;
     
  • A direct owner, indirect owner or manager has, within the previous 6 years, been convicted of an offence under the Criminal Code (Canada), other than an offence to which the above paragraph applies;
     
  • A direct owner, indirect owner or manager has, within the previous 6 years, had a judgment entered against him or her in a court proceeding related to commercial or business activities that occurred in relation to the provision of (i) drugs or devices, or (ii) substances or related services within the meaning of the Pharmaceutical Services Act;
     
  • A direct owner, indirect owner or manager has, within the previous 6 years, had his or her registration with one of the following bodies suspended or cancelled:
    • the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia;
    • a body, in another province or in a foreign jurisdiction, that regulates the practice of pharmacy in that other province or foreign jurisdiction;
       
  • A direct owner, indirect owner or manager has, within the previous 6 years, had limits or conditions imposed on his or her practice of pharmacy as a result of disciplinary action taken by a body referred to in the above paragraph.

Refer to the Pharmacy Licensure Guide for more information.