Regulation - LGIC

Ontario College of Pharmacists

Regulation Number(s):
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Pharmacy Act, 1991
Summary of Decision:
The Ontario Regulation 452/16 was filed with the Registrar of Regulations as O. Reg. 452/16 (General) under the Pharmacy Act, 1991 on December 15, 2016. The regulation was published on e-laws on December 15, 2016 and published in the Ontario Gazette on December 31, 2016.

O. Reg. 452/16 (General) amends O. Reg. 202/94 (General) under the Pharmacy Act, 1991.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
April 13, 2016
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 26 health regulatory colleges governing 28 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 Pharmacist (OCP) is responsible for governing the profession of pharmacy in Ontario. Under these Acts, the OCP has the authority to make regulations on a variety of subject matters, including the substances pharmacists are authorized to administer. The proposed regulation amendments are subject to the prior review by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Summary of Proposal

The OCP is currently seeking feedback on proposed amendments to the Pharmacy Act regulation that, if approved, would authorize pharmacists to administer travel vaccines by injection for the following 13 vaccine preventable diseases to patients five years of age or older:

1. Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG)
2. Haemophilus Influenzae type b (Hib)
3. Hepatitis A
4. Hepatitis B
5. Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
6. Japanese Encephalitis
7. Meningococcal disease
8. Pneumococcal disease
9. Rabies
10. Shingles
11. Typhoid
12. Varicella
13. Yellow Fever

The proposed regulation amendments would also authorize pharmacy students and interns to administer injections, including those under the Universal Influenza Immunization Program, and make these vaccines more convenient and accessible for patients.

To view the proposed amendments, 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:
December 15, 2016