Notice: Possible Canada Post Service Disruption
Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers continue to negotiate, however there is still a possibility of a service disruption should an agreement not be reached.
Supreme Court of Canada Dismisses SOBEYs Appeal to Challenge College Incentive Bylaws
2015/16 Annual Report
The Annual Report for the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia for the fiscal year 2015/2016 (March 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016) is now available online.
Deputy Registrar Suzanne Solven
Leaving College in July 2016
Suzanne Solven, Deputy Registrar, will be leaving the College effective July 5, 2016.
The highlights from the June Board Meeting are now available:
Bill C-14 on MAID Now Federal Law
On June 17, 2016, the federal government passed legislation that governs the medical assistance in dying (MAID) process. Bill C-14 was approved with amendments by a vote of 44-28, and received royal assent which makes it federal law effective immediately.
The Role of Pharmacy in Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) – Minister of Justice Directive
Update on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)
Note: New information is available with respect to MAID - please visit the College website: http://www.bcpharmacists.org/medical-assistance-dying
PROVINCE PASSES PODSA AMENDMENTS
On April 25, 2016, the provincial government passed the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act (PODSA) amendments. Health Minister Terry Lake moved the third reading of the amendments, which authorize the College to identify pharmacy owners, something that was not possible in the past.
The highlights from the April Board Meeting are now available: