The College’s advisory committees are composed of registered pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, as well as members of the public.
Committees assist the College in meeting its legislated mandate to protect the public by ensuring practitioners have the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide safe and effective pharmacy care.
Amalgamation of Committees
As of April 12, 2019, the Community Pharmacy Advisory Committee, the Hospital Pharmacy Advisory Committee and the Residential Care Advisory Committee have been amalgamated into one committee known as the Pharmacy Advisory Committee.
While each of the three pharmacy advisory committees focus respectively on reviewing issues and providing recommendations within a specific practice area, their roles are virtually the same, and many of the issues they are asked to address are common to all types of pharmacy practice. As a result, amalgamating these committees will enable the College to make more efficient use of its resources.
The new Pharmacy Advisory Committee Responsibilities are:
- To meet from time to time to review issues related to the practice of pharmacy that have been directed to the committee by the Board or the Registrar.
- Assist in the development of policies, procedures, guidelines and proposed legislation pertaining to pharmacy practice and standards.
- Assist in the development of information materials for circulation to practicing registrants.
- Recommend appropriate action to the Board or the Registrar regarding pharmacy practice issues.
- Work collaboratively across practice areas (e.g., community, hospital, residential care) to ensure a cohesive approach to common practice issues.
Ethics Advisory Committee
The Ethics Advisory Committee provides recommendations to the Board or the Registrar on matters relating to the Code of Ethics, Conflict of Interest Standards and any other related policies or guidelines.