Proof of Eligibility
Proof of Eligibility is required from the direct owners, indirect owners and the manager of a pharmacy who are 19 years or older when they:
- Apply for a new pharmacy licence;
- Renew or reinstate a pharmacy licence.
Proof of Eligibility is also required from the newly appointed indirect owner or manager before a change of direct owner or manager occurs.
Proof of Eligibility consists of two components:
- An annual attestation; and
- A Criminal Record History submission every 5 years.
Together, they provide the information of whether a direct owner, an indirect owner or manager meets the eligibility criteria in the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act.
Indirect owners who are under 19 years old are exempted from completing the Proof of Eligibility. The authorized representative must complete and submit the “Proof of Eligibility Exemption” declaration form to the Licensure Department prior to submitting PODSA Form 7: Indirect Owner – Email Contacts either when renewing their pharmacy licence during the transition period, or when applying for a new pharmacy licence or change of direct owner.
Refer to the “Who Needs to Submit Proof of Eligibility” section in the Pharmacy Licensure Guide to determine who is required to submit their Proof of Eligibility based on their relationship and role with the pharmacy.