The Board approved Professional Practice Policy-69: Community Pharmacy Manager Education (PPP-69), which came into effect on September 1, 2018. The new policy provides guidance to community pharmacy managers on complying with their obligations under the Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act (PODSA) and PODSA Bylaws.

Community pharmacy managers must complete the BC Community Pharmacy Manager Training Program, provided by the BC Pharmacy Association (BCPhA). The BCPhA Training Program is an online course that includes information relevant to the management of a pharmacy and an an assessment.

The goal of the approved education program is to improve the overall operation of pharmacies, decrease the number of complaints, help pharmacy managers better understand the full extent of their responsibilities, and ultimately ensure safe pharmacy practices for the public.

Pharmacy Managers have distinct and extensive responsibilities under the PODSA and the PODSA Bylaws, however, it has come to the College’s attention that some pharmacy managers do not fully understand all of their legislated obligations.

Declaration of Completion

The Pharmacy Manager Training Program is open to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students, owners, and anyone else inerested. However, only full, limited and non-practicing pharmacists as well as UBC pharmacy students registered with the College will be able to submit a declaration of on eServices upon successful completion of the education program.

Those who have pre-registered with the College and wish to complete the program will only be able to submit a declaration of completion on eServices once they have become registered as full pharmacists with the College.

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Learn more: News - New Policy on Community Pharmacy Manager Education in Effect September 1, 2018

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