Ontario College of Pharmacists
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Pharmacy Act, 1991
Summary of Decision:
The above mentioned regulation was filed on May 15, 2013. The regulation was filed as O. Reg. 154/13. The regulation was published on e-laws on May 17, 2013 and will be published in the Ontario Gazette June 1, 2013.
April 29, 2013
Summary of Proposal:
The Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) made a regulation under the Pharmacy Act, 1991 that establishes a program to require and provide for the inspection and examination of drug preparation premises where its members engage in or supervise drug preparation activities outside of a pharmacy or otherwise licensed facility.
In Ontario, the regulation of health professions is based on a self-governance model. There are 23 health regulatory colleges governing 25 health professions under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and their respective health profession Acts. Health regulatory colleges operate at arm's length from the provincial government and independently administer their own internal processes. Under the RHPA and the Pharmacy Act, 1991, the Ontario College of Pharmacists is responsible for governing the profession of pharmacy in Ontario.
Summary of Proposal
The regulation would require the OCP to establish a program for the purposes of inspecting and examining drug preparation premises where members of the OCP engage in or supervise drug preparation that does not occur pursuant to a prescription for a specific patient. Under the regulation, the program would allow for direct observation of members with respect to these activities at or in connection with such premises.
Contact: Ontario College of Pharmacists
Toll Free: 1-800-220-1921
Address: 483 Huron St. Toronto ON M5R 2R4
May 15, 2013