Designated Managers

The Designated Manager (DM) of a community pharmacy is the pharmacist designated by the owner of the pharmacy as the registrant responsible for managing the pharmacy. The DM accepts the same accountability and responsibility as the owner and corporate directors for ensuring that the pharmacy conforms to the requirements set out in the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act and Regulations, which govern the accreditation and operation of pharmacies. The resources below are intended for use by both DMs and pharmacy owners to provide guidance in meeting the expectations set by the legislation.

For more information regarding pharmacy accreditation and operation please see the Practice Tool – Community Pharmacy Accreditation and Operation and the Opening & Operating a Pharmacy webpage.



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