On September 8, 2015, five percent of pharmacists were notified by email that they’ve been randomly selected for audit of the professional declarations made during the registration renewal period. This consists of an audit of the pharmacist’s professional liability insurance, and for pharmacists with authorization to administer drugs by injection, an audit of the pharmacist’s CPR and First Aid certification.
If you have received an email titled: ACP – Professional Declarations Audit, please submit a copy of your current:
- Professional liability insurance policy (minimum of $2 million dollars in coverage), and
- CPR (minimum Level C) and First Aid Certification (Standard or Emergency), if applicable.
Check your emails to see whether you have been selected, and if so, please submit the requested documentation as outlined in the email by October 31, 2015.
Remember, if you are on the clinical register it is your responsibility to ensure that you have current and valid personal professional liability coverage at all times; otherwise you are not permitted to practise. If you have authorization to administer injections, you must maintain current and valid CPR and First Aid certification; otherwise you are not permitted to administer injections.
If you have any questions about this audit, please contact the competence department by email at PDAudit@abpharmacy.ca, by phone at 780-990-0321, or toll-free at 1-877-227-3838.
Originally published in the September 22, 2015, issue of The Link