Regulation - LGIC

Ontario College of Pharmacists

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Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
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Summary of Decision:
The Ontario Regulation 264/16 was filed with the Registrar of Regulations as O. Reg. 264/16 (General) under the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act on July 25, 2016. The regulation was published on e-laws on July 25, 2016 and published in the Ontario Gazette on August 13, 2016.

O. Reg. 264/16 (General) amends O. Reg. 58/11 (General) under the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
March 26, 2015
Summary of Proposal:
Posted as an Information Item

College Introduction

In Ontario, the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act (DPRA) provides the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) the authority to govern community pharmacies. Under the DPRA, the OCP has the authority to make regulations, subject to the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council, on certain matters relating to the governance of community pharmacies.

Summary of Proposal

On December 11, 2014, the Safeguarding Health Care Integrity Act, 2014 (Act) received royal assent. Schedule 2 of the Act extends the OCP's authority to license and inspect pharmacies within public and private hospitals. Schedule 2 of the Act will come into force on a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor.

In preparation for when Schedule 2 comes into force, the OCP is proposing to amend O.Reg. 58/11 (General) under the DPRA to add greater flexibility to allow for the regulation of both hospital and community pharmacies, in addition to making other amendments that are intended to streamline requirements.

To view the proposed regulation, please use the following link to the OCP website.
Contact Address:
Contact: Open Consultation Feedback
Phone: 416-962-4861
Fax: 416-847-8200
Toll Free: 1-800-220-1921
Address: 483 Huron St. Toronto ON M5R 2R4
Effective Date:
August 1, 2016