Not completed the mandatory training? Now is the time.
As of February 1, 2014 all pharmacy managers, staff and relief pharmacists and pharmacy technicians employed in a community pharmacy that provides pharmacy services related to MMT must have:
Vancouver, BC – British Columbia’s 26 regulated health professions, governed by 22 colleges under the Health Professions Act, and 1 under the Social Workers Act, have incorporated under the Society Act to become the Health Profession Regulators of BC Society.
Important Information for MMT Transition: Accepting Prescriptions Starting February 1
Methadone maintenance prescriptions prescribed during January, 2014 on the old MMT CPP form, but with a start date of February 1 or later, may be accepted and dispensed using the 1mg/ml standard using the old MMT CPP form.
Starting February 1, 2014 changes to the Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) program come into effect. Over the next few weeks, the College will be sending you a number of MMT-related emails. These emails will remind and update you regarding all matters related to the MMT program and are important to review in order to successfully make the transition to the new 10 mg/ml standard.
Update - Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) Controlled Prescription Form
If you have taken the live or online MMT training you should be aware that the MMT program is transitioning to only one prescription form. As of February 1, 2014 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians may only accept prescriptions written on the new MMT Controlled Prescription form.
Beginning February 1, 2014, the current methadone formula dispensed by pharmacists will change. British Columbia will transition to a new methadone formula, called Methadose, which provides a safer, more consistent treatment for patients, but with ten times the strength of the current formula.
The BC Supreme Court has denied a request from Sobeys West Inc. And Jace Holdings Ltd. for an injunction against the enforcement of Bylaws prohibiting the provision of incentives for prescriptions or pharmacy services. As a result, College bylaws prohibiting incentives remain in full force.