Feedback for Proposed Changes to the Pharmacy Act (Administration of Vaccines by Pharmacists)

Public  ·  May 28, 2016

Given the current state of EHR, EMR, BPMH, and Pharmacy IT Data inter-operability (connectivity) across platforms to identify, access, diagnose ADR; any suggestion of changes to the Pharmacy Act permitting injection privileges is not only premature but ill advised not to mention the legal ramifications. Dispensing medication is not the same as administering, and nor does it have the same therapeutic results. Respectfully, yes, the Pharmacy Act is a living document and as such, needs to be amended to bring it into the IT world of Healthcare but, any delineation of liability is a dangerous slippery slope. Summarily, Physicians diagnose and Pharmacist dispense-if you want it differently start with the knowledge, qualifications but, before you do that change the Health Act.

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