Scope of Practice

The scope of practice and authorized acts for pharmacists are established in the Pharmacy Act.

Subject to the regulations, and any terms, conditions and limitations imposed on their certificate of registration, pharmacists can:

  • Dispense, compound and sell medications
  • Administer certain substances by injection or inhalation
  • Prescribe to renew or adapt existing prescriptions
  • Prescribe to initiate treatment for smoking cessation, influenza, COVID-19, and certain minor ailments
  • Perform certain point-of-care tests and demonstrate devices for self-testing

These professional activities and services should be provided only when it is in the best interest of the patient, in accordance with the regulations, Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice, policies and guidelines of the College.