The email account previously supplied to you by the college (e.g., email@example.com) will no longer be available after June 30, 2009. Therefore, you must provide a different preferred email address.
What do you need to do to get ready for the change?
- If you don’t already have one, establish your own email address.
- Update your Registrant Profile with your own email address. (You can access your profile from the homepage of ACP’s website.)
- Clean out the inbox, address book and folders of your college email account and save any information you want to keep from your ACP account to another source.
NOTE: Messages not cleared out by June 30, 2009 will be deleted.
Why the change?
Section 41(1)(c) of the Pharmacists Profession Regulation lists an email address as a requirement of registration for regulated members. The college must collect all information required by legislation before issuing or renewing a registration.
For the past 11 years, ACP provided each registrant with an email address. When email was new and personal email addresses were a rarity, this was a valued service. However, registrants now ask that we use their own email addresses that they already check regularly.
In light of registrant requests and the decrease in demand for college email addresses, we are discontinuing the college email service.
It is your professional responsibility to maintain your membership and good standing with the college. Maintaining a valid email address and checking your email regularly is part of that responsibility. Email will increasingly be ACP’s primary communication link with you because it gets the information to you more quickly and is accessible from a variety of locations.
Originally published in the June 2, 2009, issue of The Link