Please forward your comments on the draft Guidelines for Pharmacists Using Laboratory Data prior to Sept. 10, 2009 to:
Executive Assistant to the Registrar
Alberta College of Pharmacists
1200 10303 – Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 3N6
Fax: (780) 990-0328
The guidelines were developed with the input of clinical pharmacists involved in different levels of patient care. ACP also considered standards and guidelines published by other regulated professions whose registrants have been authorized to order laboratory tests.
The guidelines are meant to assist pharmacists in complying with the standards of practice and other legislation when using laboratory information. Before finalizing the guidelines, the college will consider whether certain expectations should be incorporated into the Standards for Pharmacist Practice, which are scheduled for review in the near future.
Originally published in the September 8, 2009, issue of The Link