Regulation - LGIC

Ontario College of Pharmacists

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Summary of Decision:
The Ontario Regulation 130/17 was filed with the Registrar of Regulations as O. Reg. 130/17 (Professional Misconduct and Conflict of Interest) under the Pharmacy Act, 1991 on May 5, 2017. The regulation was published on e-laws on May 5, 2017 and published in the Ontario Gazette on May 20, 2017.

O. Reg. 130/17 (Professional Misconduct and Conflict of Interest) amends O. Reg. 681/93 (Professional Misconduct) under the Pharmacy Act, 1991.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
June 20, 2013
Summary of Proposal:
Posted as an Information Item.

College Introduction

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 (OCP) is responsible for governing the profession of pharmacy in Ontario. Through the provisions contained within these Acts, the OCP has the authority to make regulations on a variety of subject matters, including professional misconduct, subject to prior review by the Minister of Health and Long-Term care and the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.


The OCP made specific changes to its professional misconduct regulation to address issues related to:

- a new class of registrants;
- the expanded scope of practice; and
- the expectation that members will exercise professional judgment in choosing to deliver services and/or referring patients to another health professional as needed.

These amendments provide the OCP with additional tools to govern its members in the public interest by among other things, taking into account current college policies and guidelines and the Model Standards of Practice for Canadian Pharmacists.

To view the proposed amendments to the Professional Misconduct regulation, please use the following link to the College website.
Contact Address:
Contact: Barbara Cadotte, Senior Policy Advisor
Phone: 416-847-8467
Fax: 416-847-8468
Toll Free: 1-800-220-1921
Address: 483 Huron St. Toronto ON M5R 2R4
Effective Date:
May 5, 2017