The Supreme Court of British Columbia has released its decision on the College’s bylaws prohibiting the provision of incentives for prescriptions or pharmacy services. The decision is available here.
The College has not made any decisions regarding possible next steps.
The College of Pharmacists of BC would like to clarify that while Health Canada has issued a new interpretation on the storage of prescription records electronically, requirements in BC for storage of original hard copy prescriptions have not changed. Changes are under consideration.
The 2013/2014 Annual Report includes the College’s audited financial statements, as well as information from various departments and Board committees that assist the College in upholding its mandate of protecting the public by ensuring that registrants provide safe and effective pharmacy care to achieve better patient health outcomes.
The Supreme Court of British Columbia has reserved its decision, with respect to the challenge to the College’s bylaws prohibiting the provision of incentives for prescriptions or pharmacy services. The College will provide an update once the decision is received.
The full hearing on the College’s bylaws prohibiting the provision of incentives for prescriptions or pharmacy services, is scheduled to be heard in the B.C. Supreme Court on May 13, 2014.
Under the Health Professions Act, registrants of the College of Pharmacists of BC are required to consent to a criminal record check (CRC) at least once every 5 years.
The 5 year mark for consent and re-check for the CRC is upcoming for many registrants this year.
You will be notified by email when your CRC is due for re-check.