The Provincial Health Officer (PHO) has now publicly posted Mask Use and Infection Prevention & Control Guidance for Health Professionals – April 1, 2022. The letter provides current guidance for mask use and infection prevention and control for health professionals and their patients.
As of Friday April 15, 2022, amendments to the Drug Administration by Injection and Intranasal Route Standards, Limits and Conditions to lower the age limit for drug administration by injection to patients 4 years of age are in effect.
This means that pharmacists in British Columbia with valid injection certification may now administer immunizations by injection to children as young as...
A new Order of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) has been issued “to prevent or reduce the risk of the transmission of infection with SARS-CoV-2 by health professionals.”
On February 09, 2022, Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, announced that she is issuing a new public health order that requires all regulated health professionals to be vaccinated by March 24, 2022, in order to work in their occupation in British Columbia.
The College of Pharmacists of British Columbia is pleased to welcome Suzanne Solven as our new Registrar and Chief Executive Officer. Suzanne will be replacing Registrar Bob Nakagawa, who will be retiring in early 2022.
UPDATE: In November 2021, Health Canada issued an update to the Subsection 56(1) class exemption for patients, practitioners and pharmacists prescribing and providing controlled substances in Canada to allow transfers of controlled substances prescriptions between provinces.
If you are in community-based practice, it is important to review the Order to confirm it applies to you. While the Order is largely directed at employees of certain organizations, such as health authorities, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in community pharmacies under contract with those...