The College is pleased to announce that it has come to an agreement with the Canadian Pharmacists Association to provide universal access to e-Therapeutics+ Complete to each and every registered pharmacist and pharmacy technician in British Columbia. e-Therapeutics+ Complete provides pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other health care professionals with online access to evidence-based,...
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.