Scenario: Mary Smith comes into your pharmacy to request a copy of prescription receipts for her entire family - husband John, daughter Susan (19 years old), daughter Cathy (16 years old), son Robert (7 years old) and her mother Rose (87 years old and living with the family).
Which receipts can you...
According to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), drug costs can be claimed only if acquired lawfully, prescribed by a medical practitioner and recorded by a pharmacist. Over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements, even if prescribed by a medical practitioner, c...
Polls in council districts 2 (southern Alberta), 3 (Edmonton), and 5 (Calgary) are now open. Voting will close April 14. To learn about candidates in your district and vote, go to pharmacists.ab.ca/vote2011.
Resolution proposals for this year’s AGM are due by 4:30 p.m. today.
Greg Eberhart, ACP Registrar, must receive your resolution in writing, accompanied by the signatures of 10 voting members in good standing. For more details, refer to the ACP Approved Guidelines for Resolutions.
The Centennial Committee extends congratulations to the 103 outstanding recipients selected for the Alberta Pharmacy Centennial Award of Distinction. This once-in-a-century award recognizes the outstanding contributions of the individuals who helped advanced ph...
Registration renewal time is quickly approaching. If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to get your Continuing Professional Development Log in order. Following these tips will help pave your way to a stress-free renewal.
Mock OSCE date: April 7 and 8, 2011
Volunteering deadline: Monday, Mar. 21
The Mock OSCE will run from noon to 5:00pm on April 7 and noon to 2 p.m. on April 8 at the U of A. It is divided into 5 tracks. Evaluators do not have to evaluate the entire OSCE, but can sign up to do a particular track (e...
Council met on February 24, 2011, and approved amendments to the ACP bylaws. Amendments that came into effect March 1, 2011:
ACP continues to work with Alberta Health and Wellness (AHW) toward the regulation of pharmacy technicians. ACP council has approved what we believe is the final draft of the amendments to the Pharmacists Profession Regulation. The draft is currently being reviewed by AHW legal couns...
May 20 and 21, 2011 (with ACP AGM on May 22)
Jasper Park Lodge
Interest in the conference is high and spots are filling up fast. So fast, in fact, that accommodation at the Jasper Park Lodge is SOLD OUT.
Not to worry though. We have...
Pharmacist Awareness Week is March 6-12. To help you celebrate your profession and its centennial, ACP and RxA are supplying colourful balloons with the centennial logo free of charge for your pharmacy to proudly display! All we ask in return is that you share photos of your display on the centennial Facebook page.
To order, please contact ACP at 780.990.0321 or acpin...
Elections are being held in council districts 2 (southern Alberta), 3 (Edmonton), and 5 (Calgary) between March 15 and April 14. Elections will be conducted electronically.
Who is running?
The following clinical pharmacists are running for ACP coun...
The APEX Awards recognize excellence in pharmacy practice in Alberta. The awards are jointly funded, promoted, and presented by the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA) and the Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP).
ACP and RxA are pleased to announce this year’s APEX Award recipients:
Our success as a self-regulating profession depends on the active contribution of registrants. ACP is compiling a roster of candidates interested in participating on ACP committees and working groups. We are looking for individuals wanting to be involved with one of the following areas:
Registrants may propose resolutions for consideration at ACP’s annual general meeting, which will be held on Sunday, May 22 at Jasper Park Lodge. Resolutions should be focused on topics relating to the college’s mandated areas of interest: public safety, effective pharmacist and pharmacy practice, and health policy.
For more details, refer to the ACP Approved Guide...
A call for councillor nominations in Districts 2 (Southern Alberta), 3 (Edmonton), and 5 (Calgary) is now underway. Completed nomination papers must be received by the Registrar on or before Monday, February 28, 2011 at 4:30 p.m.
Links to nomination form and lists
You have just two days left to submit comments on ACP's proposed bylaw amendments.
View an overview of the proposed changes in the consultation backgrounder.
Full details are available in the bylaw amendment document.
The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) invites interested pharmacists to consider participating as an assessor for the PEBC Qualifying Examination – Part II (OSCE). The national exam will be held on Sunday May 29, 2011 at sites in both Edmonton and Calgary.
Job description and application details:...