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September 18, 2015 Printable Version

Hospital Practice Assessments Affecting Positive Change

OCP Hospital Practice Assessments

Throughout 2015 the College, in preparation of its impending oversight of hospital pharmacies, has been performing baseline practice assessments in hospitals throughout the province.

In the Summer 2015 issue of Pharmacy Connection, the article, Hospital Pharmacies Benefit From Practice Advisor Visits, features pharmacists' experiences with the new hospital practice assessments. As you’ll read, the pharmacists interviewed say the advisors provided value in highlighting ways to perform better, and also in verifying the effectiveness of current standards.

Learn more about the College’s oversight of hospital pharmacies.


Naturopathic Doctors Can Now Prescribe Certain Drugs

College of Naturopaths of Ontario logo

On July 1, 2015, the Naturopathy Act, 2007 was proclaimed, meaning naturopathic doctors (NDs) have come under the umbrella of the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991.

NDs are governed by the new College of Naturopaths of Ontario, and are now authorized to prescribe, dispense, compound and sell certain drugs.

Learn more about ND's new prescribing authority.


Your Professional Obligation to Report Suspected Cases of Child Abuse

Scales of justice

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, you have a professional responsibility to report it to a Children’s Aid Society. In fact, as a regulated healthcare professional, it’s your legal and ethical duty.

This professional obligation is set out in the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA).

Learn more about the CFSA and your professional responsibility to report instances of suspected child abuse.


Reminder: New Contact Information for Client Services

New contact information for Client Services

Please be advised that the College’s Client Services department has recently been restructured into two distinct branches to better serve your needs. Client Services can now be reached in the following ways:

Member Applications and Renewals

Pharmacy Applications and Renewals

Learn more about the right contact information for specific requests.

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