Telepharmacy is the delivery of pharmacy services, including the dispensing of medications and provision of patient counselling, via telecommunications, to patients in locations where they may not have local access to a pharmacist.

In November, 2017, amendments to the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act Bylaws regarding telepharmacies as well as new Telepharmacy Standards of Practice came into effect to strengthen public safety in the delivery of this type of service.

The bylaw amendments and new Telepharmacy Standards of Practice increase the security of drugs and confidential health information and ensure patients receive safe and effective care at telepharmacies.

Learn more about the new telepharmacy requirements in this ReadLinks article.

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