Pharmacists are reminded to check patient identification before providing any pharmacy services. Not only is it a critical step in ensuring the right medication is getting to the right person, it prevents a number of other problems from occurring later, particularly if the patient turns out not to be who he or she said they were.
|Patients should only have one PharmaNet patient record and one Personal Health Number (PHN). Checking ID will allow you to make certain of this a lot easier.|
Forms of Identification
- BC Service Card (Driver’s Licence and Service Card)
- Drivers License
- Provincial Identity card issued by the Province of BC
- Police Identity Card issued by RCMP or Municipality
- Certificate of Indian Status Card
- Care card issued by the Province of B.C.
- Birth Certificate
- Canadian Citizenship Card
- Landed Immigrant Status papers
- Naturalization Certificate
- Marriage certificate
- Change of Name Certificate
- Identification or Discharge Certificate from External Affairs Canada or Canadian Armed
- Consular Identity Card
For more information please refer to Professional Practice Policy-54 Identifying patients for PharmaNet purposes and PODSA Bylaw 22.