As a regulated health care profession the practice of pharmacy is governed through a number of provincial and federal pieces of legislation and accompanying acts and regulations along with the Standards of Practice.

In addition, College By-laws — including the Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct — and an assortment of policies and guidelines further guide the governance of the College and practice of practitioners.

Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act (DIDFA)

Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act (DPRA)

Narcotics Safety and Awareness Act (NSAA)

Ontario Drug Benefit Act (ODBA)

Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA)

Pharmacy Act (PA)

Public Hospitals Act

Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA)

Safeguarding our Communities Act (Patch for Patch Return Policy), 2015

The College’s By-Law No. 5 came into effect on December 10, 2018.

Download an up-to-date PDF of the College’s By-Law No. 5