Should ACP change its name?

March 15, 2017

In September, council discussed proposals from pharmacy technicians to change the name of the college to be more inclusive of both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Council was provided an analysis of the impact, opportunities, and risks. Council agreed that future discussion about the proposed name change should be informed by a plan that includes an environmental scan, timeframes for ACP’s legislative renewal strategies, costs, and an implementation plan.  Integration of pharmacy technicians is a priority of Council, and we wanted further discussions on the proposal for a name change to be thoughtful and inclusive of both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.

At its March 3 meeting, Council requested that the Registrar prioritize work required to seek amendment to Schedule 19 of the Health Professions Act to modernize the role statements for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians and the possibility of an organizational name change. The College will begin registrant engagement about the organization’s name shortly, and looks forward to both pharmacists and pharmacy technician’s contribution to this discussion.

We look forward to your thoughts during our forthcoming webinar and regional meetings announced in this edition of The Link. Watch for additional opportunities to contribute your thoughts, to be announced in the March 29, 2017 edition of The Link. 


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