Community Pharmacy Accreditation & Operation

Ontario pharmacies must meet certain standards to be accredited and entitled to operate. Remote dispensing locations (RDLs) and internet sites can only be operated by an accredited pharmacy in Ontario thus all standards of accreditation that apply to a pharmacy are also applicable to remote dispensing locations and pharmacies operating internet sites unless otherwise specified.

The resources below are intended for use by both Designated Managers (DMs) and pharmacy owners to assist in navigating the process to accreditation, outline the requirements for operating a pharmacy and provide additional guidance for pharmacies operating RDLs and internet sites.

The Opening & Operating a Pharmacy webpage and the various Practice Tools house additional information regarding non-sterile and sterile compounding, management of controlled substances, prescription dispensing, etc.




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