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.
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.
New delivery requirements for Opioid Agonist Treatment, allowing pharmacists to use their professional judgement to deliver the drugs to a patient if they feel it is safe, appropriate and in the best interest of the patient to do so, are now in effect.
Job Opportunity: Administrative Assistant - Licensure
The College has a permanent full-time job opportunity in its Licensure Department.
There is potential shortage of some dosage strengths of slow-release oral morphine (SROM) brand name Kadian for the treatment of opioid use disorder.
The highlights from the February Board Meeting are now available.
Topics include amendments to PPP-71 Delivery of Methadone for Maintenance, amendments to PPP-68 Cold Chain Management of Biologicals, amendments to the Controlled Prescription Program Forms, Budget 2020/2021 and more.
Jurisprudence Exam Modernization
Seeking Input from Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
The College of Pharmacists of BC is working to update its Jurisprudence Exam (JE) and is seeking input from pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.