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.
Full Transition to 10mg/ml on March 1
Remember that as of March 1, all methadone maintenance treatment prescriptions must be dispensed with the commercially available 10mg/ml methadone (cherry flavoured) oral preparation. All patients are to have been transitioned over during the month of February.
Not completed the mandatory training? Now is the time.
As of February 1, 2014 all pharmacy managers, staff and relief pharmacists and pharmacy technicians employed in a community pharmacy that provides pharmacy services related to MMT must have:
Important Information for MMT Transition: Accepting Prescriptions Starting February 1
Methadone maintenance prescriptions prescribed during January, 2014 on the old MMT CPP form, but with a start date of February 1 or later, may be accepted and dispensed using the 1mg/ml standard using the old MMT CPP form.
Vancouver, BC – British Columbia’s 26 regulated health professions, governed by 22 colleges under the Health Professions Act, and 1 under the Social Workers Act, have incorporated under the Society Act to become the Health Profession Regulators of BC Society.