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November 6, 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.

October 31, 2018

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...

October 25, 2018

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.

October 19, 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.” 

October 16, 2018

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. 

October 9, 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.

September 18, 2018

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...

September 14, 2018

The highlights from the September Board Meeting are now available.

Highlights from this meeting include new requirements for electronic record keeping; BC's approach to cannabis legalization and regulation; updates on our commitment to cultural safety and humility; and a new Patient Relations Program Standard.

September 10, 2018

Vancouver, BC – Results of an investigation into the now closed Marigold Compounding and Natural Pharmacy in Courtney, BC showed a blatant disregard for public safety and meeting pharmacy practice standards by pharmacy manager Isidoro Andres “Rudy” Sanchez.

August 31, 2018

Polls are now open for Fraser Valley (District 2), Kootenay/Okanagan (District 4), Urban...

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