The College is seeking input from the public, pharmacy professionals and other health care partners on their experiences using our website (bcpharmacists.org) and how we can improve it.
In April 2020, in response to the increasing demands on BC’s pharmacies and pharmacy professionals as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the College extended the deadline for community pharmacies and telepharmacies to implement physical barrier requirements.
The deadline for compliance with physical barrier requirements was extended from April 21, 2020 to December 31, 2020...
NARDIL (phenelzine sulfate) Shortage – Treatment Discontinuation Information for Patients and Pharmacy Professionals
Due to an ongoing global shortage of the active ingredient, the availability of NARDIL (phenelzine sulfate) in Canada has decreased and the resupply date is unknown at this point.
Patients should contact their healthcare professional as soon as possible to discuss how to safely discontinue NARDIL to minimize discontinuation symptoms and understand which symptoms require medical...
A new, single Confidentiality Undertaking form is now available for all pharmacy staff, including registrants, who have access to personal health information.
Starting December 1, any new pharmacy staff who have access to personal health information will need to complete the form before they start working at a pharmacy.
Current pharmacy staff who have access to personal health...
While the Continuing Education exemption was planned to end on December 31st 2020, the College’s Quality Assurance Committee extended these exemptions from December 31, 2020 until February 28, 2021. This means that CE submissions are no longer required for all registrants with January 2021 or February 2021 registration renewal deadlines.
Starting March 1st, 2021, the Continuing...
November 2020 Board Meeting Highlights
The highlights from the November Board Meeting are now available.
As recently approved by the Board, the College filed amendments to the Fee Schedules under the HPA Bylaws with the Ministry of Health, in accordance with the College’s 2020/2021 budget.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU: HOW’S OUR SERVICE?
From October 20 - November 27, take the College’s Customer Satisfaction Survey and help us continue to improve our service standards!
Due to the unforeseen onset of the COVID-19 State of Emergency, the College Board approved extending the implementation plan timeline to adopt the Model Standards for Pharmacy Compounding of both Non-Hazardous and Hazardous Sterile Preparations from May 2021 to July 2022.
Online Registration for the Jurisprudence Examination (JE) on November 23, 2020 is now closed.