From November 28 – December 12, 2018, The College of Pharmacists of BC is seeking input from pharmacy professionals, health professionals and the public, into the responsibilities of pharmacy managers as we review our Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act Bylaws to ensure...
The highlights from the November Board Meeting are now available.
Highlights from this meeting include the introduction of four newly elected board members, amendments to the Drug Schedules Regulation, a new Opioid Agonist Treatment Training Program and more.
New Electronic Recordkeeping requirements are in effect as of November 13, 2018.
As recently approved by the Board, the College filed amendments to the Fee Schedules under the HPA Bylaws and PODSA Bylaws, with the Ministry of Health. This filing period ends on November 13, 2018, at which point, the new fee schedules will come into effect.
Canada Post has announced rotating mail strikes across Canada, which may interrupt service.
Canada Post will not be delivering or picking up mail and parcels in the impacted areas. Any items that are within the postal...
Starting November 1, 2018, new reporting requirements for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) come into effect. The new Federal regulations and Provincial requirements identify the reporting requirements for pharmacists, physicians, and nurse practitioners.
Opioid warning sticker and patient information handout requirements come into force on October 20, 2018.
On October 20th, 2018 recent amendments to Canada’s Food and Drug Regulations come into force. These amendments require that a warning sticker and patient information handout be provided to patients, at the time of sale, with all prescription opioids that appear in Part A of the “List of Opioids.”
PLANNED MAINTENANCE TO ESERVICES AND RELATED SERVICES ON October 22, 2018.
Required maintenance work to the College’s IT systems supporting eServices will take place between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Monday, October 22, 2018.
The College would like to thank pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in the Fraser Valley (District 2), Kootenay/Okanagan (District 4), Urban Hospitals (District 6), and Pharmacy Technicians (District 8) that voted in the 2018 Board elections.
In June 2018, the College Board approved housekeeping amendments to the Drug Schedules Regulation (DSR) under the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act (PODSA) to improve its alignment with the National Drug Schedules developed by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA...