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Pharmacy Technicians

The scope of practice and authorized acts for pharmacy technicians is established in the Pharmacy Act. As regulated healthcare professionals, pharmacy technicians support pharmacists in the provision of comprehensive patient care services. Pharmacy technicians are accountable and responsible for the technical aspects of dispensing both new and refill prescriptions. They may also perform point-of-care tests and educate patients on the proper use of medical devices.

Pharmacy technicians who have completed an OCP-approved injection training course and registered their training with the College are authorized to administer influenza vaccine by injection to patients two years of age or older, in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP), and administer Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) vaccines to a patient 5 years of age or older.

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.