Pharmacy Operational Assessment Process
As the regulator for the profession of pharmacy in Ontario, the College oversees both the practice of pharmacy professionals and the operations of pharmacies facilities within the province.
Ensuring that pharmacies are operating safely and the public is receiving safe and effective care is one of the primary ways the College ensures the public is protected.
Only those facilities that have been assessed and have met specified criteria are authorized to operate in the province.
Types of Facilities
The College assesses and accredits several types of pharmacies in Ontario. These include:
- Community pharmacies and remote dispensing locations (RDL)
- Drug preparation premises (DPP)
- Hospital pharmacies
Learn more about the types of pharmacies in Ontario.
Types of Operational Assessments
There are several types of operational assessments. Depending on the type of facility, routine assessments occur every one to four years. Timing depends on the type of facility, the activities performed there, and the risk of harm to the public. Each type of facility listed above has different types and timing for assessments.