What information must be posted within a pharmacy?February 19, 2013
- its licence,
- the Patient Concerns poster , and
- the Code of Ethics poster.
- Hard copies of the Code of Ethics and Concerns posters are available at no cost from ACP....
Offsite record storage—what are the rules again?February 19, 2013
Pharmacy records must be maintained at the pharmacy unless the licensee has received permission from the registrar to store them at another location. (Reference: Section 12(3) of the Pharmacy and Drug Regulation)
What changes must registrants notify ACP about?February 19, 2013
You must notify ACP when there is a change to your:
a) home address
b) email address
d) degrees, certificates, diplomas and other qualifications (pharmacy-related)
e) employer name or place of business
(Reference: Section 41(1) of the Ph...
May a pharmacist fill a prescription from out of province?February 19, 2013
If the prescriber is authorized to write the prescription in their province of employment, then a pharmacist may fill it. Which medications various health professionals are permitted to prescribe varies by province. To confirm prescription validity, check with the prescriber’s c...
What is the limit on how many doses or days of therapy pharmacists can provide when adapting a prescription?February 19, 2013
There is no limit. Neither the regulations nor the standards specify limits.
One of the main goals of pharmacist adapting is to improve continuity of tre...
When is an electronic signature acceptable?February 19, 2013
Never, at the moment. ACP, the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta, and Alberta Health continue to work together to find secure e-prescribing solutions. However, until requirements for securing patient confidentiality, verifying authenticity, and preventing diversion are defined, e-prescribing is no...
Welcome Class of 2016February 5, 2013
An excited buzz and smiles almost as bright as the students’ new dispensing jackets filled the Myer Horowitz Theatre on Jan. 17. See for yourself in the event photo gallery.
ACP was proud to welcome the students to the profession with our White Coat Ceremony co-hosts: the Faculty, RxA, and CSHP-AB.
Where can you look for PD opportunities?February 5, 2013
Council meeting Feb. 13February 5, 2013
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 13
Westin Hotel, Edmonton
View the agenda
Council business meetings are open, but space is limited. To reserve a seat, please call Leslie Ainslie at 780-990-0321, 1-877-227-3838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to seating limitations, priority will be given to college regist...
Bugs & Drugs recommendations have changed. Have you?February 5, 2013
Many physicians are changing their prescribing habits according to Bugs & Drugs 2012 recommendations (for example, new dosing for amoxicillin in treating acute otitis media and sinusitis). However, pharmacists not up to speed with the new recommendations have been questio...
If you deliver, you must recordFebruary 5, 2013
Pharmacies that deliver drugs to patients must keep records of these deliveries.
Standard 8 of the Standards for the Operation of Licensed Pharmacies specifies that:
8.1 The licensee must ensure that there is an effective system for the creation, maintenance, secure storage and availability for retrieval of all requ...
Preceptors and pharmacy interns needed to pilot revised SPT programFebruary 5, 2013
he Alberta College of Pharmacists is looking for:
- community pharmacists, and
- pharmacy interns who received their degree outside of Canada
to pilot a revised Structured Practical Training (SPT) prog...
Can staff in a doctor's office phone in prescriptions?February 5, 2013
The document Ensuring Safe & Efficient Communication of Medication Prescriptions in Community and Ambulatory Settings has the answer to this question.
Here’s a summary: The use of an intermediary to communicate verbal prescriptions between a prescriber and a pharmacist...