Act

College of Pharmacists of Ontario

Regulation Number(s):
Ontario Regulation 202/94
Instrument Type:
Act
Bill or Act:
Act
Summary of Decision:
The above mentioned regulation was filed with the Registrar of Regulations on December 3, 2010 as O. Reg. 202/94 (General) made under the Pharmacy Act, 1991.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
11-HLTC001
Posting Date:
January 7, 2011
Summary of Proposal:
Posted as an Information Item:

In Ontario, the regulation of health professions is based on a self-governance model. There are 21 health regulatory colleges governing 23 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. Under these Acts, the OCP has the authority to make regulations on a variety of subject matters, including registration, subject to the prior review of the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and the approval of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

In accordance with this authority, the Ontario College of Pharmacists made amendments to registration requirements prescribed in O. Reg. 202/94, under the Pharmacy Act, 1991 to accomplish the following:

a) introduce registration requirements for pharmacy technicians, who are to become regulated under the OCP as a new class of member pursuant to the Health System Improvements Act, 2007;
b) introduce new labour mobility provisions
i. that would bring registration requirements into compliance with the labour mobility provisions of the RHPA, as amended by Bill 175, the Ontario Labour Mobility Act, 2009, and
ii. to facilitate registration for pharmacists who are currently licensed in jurisdictions where pharmacy practice is similar to that of Ontario;
c) introduce new registration requirements in respect of internationally-trained individuals;
d) introduce amendments to increase transparency of registration requirements; and
e) update requirements to improve registration processes, reflect changes in educational programs, pharmacy practice, the regulatory environment and to strengthen public safety.

The above mentioned regulation was filed with the Registrar of Regulations on December 3, 2010 as O. Reg. 202/94 (General) made under the Pharmacy Act, 1991.
Contact Address:
Contact: General Inquiries
Phone: 416 - 962-4861
Fax: 416-847-8200
Toll Free: 1-800-220-1921
Address: 483 Huron St. Toronto ON M5R 2R4
Website: www.ocpinfo.com
Effective Date:
December 3, 2010
Decision:
Approved