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).