New Policy on Community Pharmacy Manager Education in Effect September 1, 2018.
Professional Practice Policy-69: Community Pharmacy Manager Education (PPP-69), which provides guidance to community pharmacy managers on complying with their obligations under the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act (“PODSA”) and PODSA bylaws, will be in effect as of September 1, 2018.
The Board approved PPP-69, effective September 1, 2018, at its June 2018 Board meeting. The BC Community Pharmacy Manager Training Program, provided by the BC Pharmacy Association, is an online course that includes information relevant to pharmacy management and a knowledge assessment.
The goal of an approved education program is to improve the overall operation of pharmacies, decrease the number of complaints, help pharmacy managers better understand the full extent of their role, and ultimately ensure safe pharmacy practices for the public.
Pharmacy Managers have distinct and extensive responsibilities under the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act (PODSA) and PODSA bylaws, however, it has come to the College’s attention that some pharmacy managers do not fully understand all of their legislated obligations.
Declaration of Completion
The Pharmacy Manager Training Program is open to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students, owners, and anyone else interested, however, only registered full, limited and non-practicing pharmacists as well as UBC pharmacy students will be able to submit a declaration of on eServices upon successful completion of the training.
Those who have pre-registered with the College and wish to complete the program will only be able to submit a declaration of completion on eServices once they have become registered as full pharmacists with the College.
Learn more about declarations at bcpharmacists.org/declarations
Professional Practice Policy-69: Community Pharmacy Manager Education
Learn more about the Community Pharmacy Manager Training Program as well as the Responsibilities of a Pharmacy Manager on our dedicated resource page.