The Board approved posting amendments to Regulation 202/94 of the Pharmacy Act, 1991 Part V.1 for public consultation, and for the College to seek approval from the Minister of Health to abridge the required 60-day public consultation.
The amendments align the College’s existing provisions, which in 2021 created an emergency assignment (EA) class due to pharmacy pressures resulting from the pandemic, with the requirements of registration regulation 508/22 under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. The proposed changes do not substantially alter the College’s approach to emergency assignment registration – rather, they support consistency across health professions and codify the circumstances that would initiate activation of the EA class of registration and the ability to transition to another class of registration.
To fully support the intent of the transition provisions, previously submitted amendments to the College’s registration regulation to create a pharmacy technician intern class of registration requires government approval in conjunction with these new amendments.
More details about the emergency class registration requirements are available in the Board materials package starting on page 52.