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November 5, 2015 Printable Version

Seeking Feedback on Proposed Changes to By-Law No. 3 — Fees and Information on the Public Register

Ontario College of Pharmacists Website

The College is proposing amendments to its By-Law No.3. The amendments support changes to the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act (DPRA) Regulation, ongoing transparency initiatives within the College, and changes in the organizational structure and fees for the College.

While a number of administrative and housekeeping-type changes have been made, the most significant amendments — and those that the College is seeking feedback on — relate to changes in fees and changes to information that the College will post on the public register.

Highlights of proposed amendments to fees:

  • No change to the annual renewal fee for pharmacists or pharmacy technicians

  • Several adjustments to registration fees for applicants entering the profession

  • Minimal increase to the annual renewal fee for community pharmacies; increases to the application fee for new community pharmacy openings and acquisitions

  • Establishment of fees for application, issuance and annual renewal of Certifications of Accreditation for hospital pharmacies

Highlights of proposed amendments to public register:

  • Any languages (self-declared by the practitioner on annual renewal) in which the practitioner provides professional services

  • Purpose of (e.g. routine, re-inspection, etc.) a pharmacy or drug preparation premises (DPP) inspection

  • Will provide more flexibility for the College to delete redundant information and retain relevant information as appropriate

For more information and to provide feedback (deadline Nov 20, 2015) on the proposed by-law amendments, visit the Consultations page on the College website.


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JP e-Learning Modules

The College has developed interactive JP e-Learning modules to help you better understand Jurisprudence. While they’re great tools for supporting candidates who are preparing to write the Jurisprudence Exam and students who are learning the legislation, they’re also an important source of continuing education for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

The College currently has the following e-Learning modules available for all members on the College website:

  • Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act (DPRA) Module
  • Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) and Narcotics Safety and Awareness Act (NSAA) Module
  • Ontario Drug Benefit Act (ODBA) Module
  • Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act (DIDFA) Module
  • Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) and Pharmacy Act Module
  • Food and Drugs Act (FDA) Module

Please note that the modules are not intended as stand-alone courses or substitutes for reading the legislation and practice policies and guidelines.

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