I just received a prescription written by a pharmacist from Alberta. Do out-of-province pharmacists have prescribing privileges in B.C.?
No, out-of-province pharmacists are not recognized prescribers in BC. Although some pharmacists may have certain prescribing privileges in their own provinces, a valid prescription in BC must be written by a “practitioner” as defined by PODSA. Out-of-province pharmacists do not fall within this definition of a “practitioner” in BC.