Professional Misconduct Regulations

Feedback deadline was: August 12, 2013

On Monday, June 10, 2013, the Council of the Ontario College of Pharmacists approved for circulation and consultation an amended regulation to the Pharmacy Act concerning professional misconduct.

The College is proposing revision, addition and deletion of certain clauses of the Professional Misconduct Regulation at this time to address the addition of a new class of registrants, the expanded scope of practice, and the expectation that members will exercise professional judgement in choosing to deliver services and/or referring patients to another health professional as needed. The proposed regulation aligns with those of other health professions and takes into account current College policies and guidelines and the Model Standards of Practice for Canadian Pharmacists.

The amendment follows the provision for proprietary misconduct under the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act.

Having completed the consultation process and subsequent approval by College Council, the proposed regulations have been submitted to government for final approval and enactment. Current Professional Misconduct Regulations remain in effect.

Read the draft amendments to the Professional Misconduct Regulations.

See a clause-by-clause comparison chart of the existing and draft amended Professional Misconduct Regulations.