Feedback for Proposed Changes to the Public Register – Phase 2 (By-law No 3)

Pharmacist  ·  Feb. 7, 2015

Greetings. The college of pharmacists, as a regulatory body, should not engage in hearsay. Disclosing members who are under investigation only for the sake of being under investigation falls short of protecting any individual (public, pharmacy technician or pharmacist). If this particular amendment is passed, not a few scandals may result - the untrue accusations should not carry the same weight as the true one. And since the truth of an accusation is not reached nor found out until a full investigation is conducted, the release of any information prior to that time is premature and should not be done.

Also, cautions by ICRC should not be made public. The distinction and differentiation between internal and external cautions in relation to discipline should be established. Cautions are in-house disciplines that relate to the governing body and their members - no body else. Therefore, cautions should not be disclosed.

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