News

May 7, 2020

The Board approved amendments to the adaptation of transferred prescriptions and the limitation on drug categories for therapeutic substitution as part of Professional Practice Policy-58: Medication Management (Adapting a Prescription) to support patient care during the COVID-19 public health emergency. 

 

May 7, 2020

A temporary exemption allowing injectable drugs, previously dispensed for the purpose of providing Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), to be returned to inventory, is now in effect. 

 

April 17, 2020

The highlights from the April Board Meeting are now available.

April 7, 2020

Temporary amendments to Professional Practice Policy-71: Delivery of Opioid Agonist Treatment (PPP-71) that allow pharmacists to authorize regulated health professionals to deliver Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT), are now in effect. 

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April 6, 2020

bc's covid-19 response

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April 2, 2020

In response to the increasing demands on BC’s pharmacies and pharmacy professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, the College is extending the deadline for community pharmacies and telepharmacies to implement physical barrier requirements. 

The deadline for compliance with physical barrier requirements has been extended from April 21, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

March 30, 2020

In response to the increasing demands on BC’s pharmacies and pharmacy professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, the College Board has granted PDAP exemptions for the remainder of 2020 registrant renewals; as well as to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who wish to be reinstated after being non-practicing and/or former status for less than 90 days.

March 26, 2020

Amendments to the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act Bylaws and the Community Pharmacy Standards of Practice to allow temporary exemptions for prescriptions of controlled substances are now in effect. 

 

March 18, 2020

Earlier this week, in response to the continuing COVID-19 global health pandemic, B.C. Minister of Health, Adrian Dix and B.C. Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced that patients will be able to obtain refills of their regular prescriptions at pharmacies in an effort to avoid non-essential physician visits and free doctors to treat COVID-19 cases.

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