July 2, 2014

The College of Pharmacists of BC has released the Spring 2014 issue of ReadLinks:

June 27, 2014

The 2013/2014 Annual Report includes the College’s audited financial statements, as well as information from various departments and Board committees that assist the College in upholding its mandate of protecting the public by ensuring that registrants provide safe and effective pharmacy care to achieve better patient health outcomes. 

May 26, 2014

The College has extended its limited rebate offer for BC pharmacists who enroll in the upcoming ADAPT program sessions in August and October 2014.

May 14, 2014

The Supreme Court of British Columbia has reserved its decision, with respect to the challenge to the College’s bylaws prohibiting the provision of incentives for prescriptions or pharmacy services. The College will provide an update once the decision is received.

May 8, 2014

The full hearing on the College’s bylaws prohibiting the provision of incentives for prescriptions or pharmacy services, is scheduled to be heard in the B.C. Supreme Court on May 13, 2014. 

April 23, 2014

Under the Health Professions Act, registrants of the College of Pharmacists of BC are required to consent to a criminal record check (CRC) at least once every 5 years.

The 5 year mark for consent and re-check for the CRC is upcoming for many registrants this year.

You will be notified by email when your CRC is due for re-check.

April 17, 2014

In light of the recent news regarding the “Heartbleed Bug” exposing security flaws in some systems, the College has reviewed all its systems and has determined that all its systems are unaffected.

College systems remain secure and continue to operate efficiently. Please contact your personal IT support team to see if you or your systems may be vulnerable to the “Heartbleed Bug”.

April 2, 2014

The College has received a number of requests for clarity around the requirements of a prescription and a number of common practices in their processing that ensure smoother patient care.

March 26, 2014

VANCOUVER – Enhancing the quality of pharmacy care in BC is a priority for the College of Pharmacists of BC as it begins to roll out initiatives that will ultimately lead to better health outcomes for patients. These initiatives are part of the regulatory authority for pharmacy’s new strategic plan, being released to the public for the first time today.