College registrants have a legal and ethical obligation to promote and protect the best interests of their patients. The majority of College registrants are competent and skilled practitioners who work hard to uphold this obligation and maintain patient confidence by providing safe and effective pharmacy care.
However, there are times when a patient, co-worker, employer or other health care professional may have a concern about the pharmacy care delivered by a pharmacist or pharmacy technician. The College’s complaints resolution process is designed to deal with such circumstances and is grounded in the College’s mandate to protect the public.
Contacting the College about a Complaint
If you have a concern about the care you received from a pharmacist or pharmacy technician, the best place to start is to speak directly with that person about your concern. Simple miscommunications are often at the root of many complaints, and although it may be difficult, a face-to-face discussion is often the best way to resolve an issue.
If you are unable to resolve the concern with the pharmacist or pharmacy technician, it may be appropriate to contact the College’s Complaints Line.
How to Contact the College About a Concern
The College takes all complaints seriously. Each call is assessed individually to determine whether it is appropriate for investigation.
To learn more about the College’s complaints process, visit bcpharmacists.org/complaints.