Opening & Operating a Hospital Pharmacy

Whether you anticipate opening a new hospital pharmacy, changing ownership (sale, acquisition), relocating, renovating or closing the pharmacy, the College requires timely notification and the submission of documents and/or fees to ensure the transition is a smooth one.

Please note: Any location where drugs are stored, compounded, dispensed, supplied from, or supplied for hospital patients (by a hospital, in premises located in a hospital, whether inpatient or outpatient) is deemed to be a pharmacy (Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act, 1990, s.119). For the purposes of an assessment, the standards will be evaluated both in the primary pharmacy location itself (where applicable) and in other locations throughout the hospital (e.g., wards, patient care units, pharmacy satellites.)