There was some confusion in British Columbia when the Federal Government announced earlier this year that regulated pharmacy technicians would now be able to oversee the transfer of prescriptions from one pharmacy to another. Hadn't this always been the case? In British Columbia, yes it had.
In BC, provincial legislation has always enabled pharmacy technicians to transfer prescriptions within the pharmacy technician scope of practice. This interpretation of the various pieces of legislation and how they worked together was supported by the College and the BC Ministry of Health. The regulation change has no impact in BC other than providing clarity in the Federal Regulation once it is enacted. Pharmacy technicians in BC have always had, and continue to have, the ability to transfer prescriptions to another pharmacy.