The Application Committee (AC) is a legislative committee established under the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act and Health Professions Act to review any pharmacy licence applications that do not meet the eligibility criteria, are incomplete, or have false or misleading information. The AC may issue, renew or reinstate a pharmacy licence (with or without conditions), or refuse to issue, renew or reinstate a pharmacy licence.
What happens if I do not submit all of the requirements by the renewal deadline (30 days before the pharmacy licence expires)?
Failure to submit all of the renewal requirements: ownership information, Proof of Eligibility (attestation & CRH) from the pharmacy manager and all Indirect Owners (if the Direct Owner is a corporation(s)), a valid business licence (if applicable) and payment, will result in your pharmacy licence renewal application being referred to the Application Committee for review and an administrative fee may be applied.
All requirements must be received by the College no later than 30 days before the pharmacy licence expiry date. If the College has not received the requirements on or before the 30 day deadline, the pharmacy licence renewal application will be referred to the Application Committee for review and an administrative fee may be applied.
For further information on pharmacy renewal, refer to the Pharmacy Licensure Guide.
As the pharmacy manager, you must complete your Proof of Eligibility and you may also upload a copy of the current business licence. Proof of Eligibility consists of a yearly attestation and a Criminal Record History (CRH) which must be submitted once every 5 years. The business licence may be uploaded by either the pharmacy manager or Authorized Representative(s). As the manager, you should discuss with your Authorized Representative(s) who will be responsible for uploading the business licence on eServices before the due date.
The Authorized Representative(s) is responsible for ensuring that all renewal requirements are submitted before the deadline and will have access to submit most of this information. However, all Indirect Owners (if applicable) and the pharmacy manager will have to submit Proof of Eligibility as part of the renewal application. The pharmacy manager will also have access to submit a copy of the current business licence.
How can I track the status of my pharmacy licence renewal application? Is there a way for me to see which of my Indirect Owners has not submitted a requirement?
The status of the pharmacy licence renewal application can be tracked on eServices by either the Authorized Representative(s) or the pharmacy manager. Indirect Owners of the pharmacy will not be able to track the renewal status, or see the status of their Proof of Eligibility. Indirect Owners should reach out to their Authorized Representative(s) if they have questions about the renewal status of a pharmacy. The steps taken to access this information on eServices by the Authorized Representative(s) or pharmacy manager are different depending on your role(s).
The pharmacy licence renewal requirements vary depending on the type of ownership of your pharmacy. Most pharmacies in B.C. are owned by corporations and are required to submit the following:
You may submit the pharmacy licence renewal requirements once you receive your pharmacy renewal notice approximately 75 days before the pharmacy licence expiry date. You will not have access to submit the renewal requirements prior to receiving the renewal notice. You may prepare for renewal in advance by compiling any ownership documents required and ensuring your business licence meets all requirements.