RHPA & Pharmacy Act e-Learning Module

The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) and Pharmacy Act e-Learning Module is one in a series of learning modules that the College is introducing. It is an overview of key principles in the Regulated Health Professions Act and its related regulations as well as the Pharmacy Act and its regulations. We recommend that you view this module and refer to the legislation as required, as well as the practice policies and guidelines applicable to the RHPA and Pharmacy Act.

The estimated running time is approximately two hours but will depend on your individual pace.

RHPA & Pharmacy Act e-Learning Module
RHPA & Pharmacy Act e-Learning Module



November 2021: The Pharmacy Act O. Reg. 202/94 now authorize pharmacy technicians to administer influenza vaccine (under the UIIP program) to patients two years of age and older. For more information, refer to: Administering Injections. Please note this change when viewing the module in sections 4.1 and 5.6.

March 2021: As of March 22, 2021, new emergency classes of registration for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians (emergency assignment) may be issued when the government of Ontario declares an emergency requiring more pharmacy professionals. Under Section 3.2 Registration Classes, these additional classes of registration are added only in the event of an emergency situation. For more information, refer to Emergency Assignment Registration.

Dec 2020: As of December 11, 2020, the following regulatory changes were approved giving pharmacists the authority to perform two expanded scope activities: the influenza vaccine (under the UIIP) can be administered to patients as young as two years of age; and pharmacists can renew prescriptions in quantities of up to one year’s supply. For more information, refer to the guidelines on Administering a Substance by Injection or Inhalation, and Initiating, Adapting and Renewing Prescriptions.

As of Dec.15, 2016: the Pharmacy Act regulations now authorize Part A pharmacists, interns and registered pharmacy students to administer a number of listed vaccines for preventable diseases, in addition to influenza (under the UIIP program).
Please note this when viewing the module where it refers to the influenza vaccine (e.g. section 4.1 and 5.6).

Note: Section 10 refers to a Peer Review which has been replaced with a practice assessment and a knowledge assessment (under development). For more information, refer to the Quality Assurance Program.


Please note that the
RHPA and Pharmacy Act e-Learning module is only a tool to support learning the RHPA and
Pharmacy Act and its regulations and is not a comprehensive study resource. It is important to refer to the official legislation for more detailed and current information.

Practice Policies, Guidelines and Other Resources

Pharmacy practice policies, guidelines

and tools were developed to support the legislation and its regulations. Please refer to the resources and tools that are applicable to the RHPA and Pharmacy Act to support your understanding of the legislation.