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Consultation remains open for new testing standards

April 18, 2018
ACP is looking for your feedback on these enhanced standards.

The Council of the Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP) is asking for your comments and feedback about proposed enhancements to standards for testing in pharmacy practice. The enhanced standards would integrate existing standards with new requirements important to the safe and responsible use of Point of Care Tests (POCT). The integrated standards address the following:

  • the use of laboratory information (extracted from existing standards);
  • the ordering of laboratory tests (extracted from existing standards); and
  • the use of Point of Care Testing (new).

Pursuant to s.133(1) of the Health Professions Act, Council has approved the following documents for consultation:

  • Standards for Testing in Pharmacy Practice and
  • Advice to Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians to Support Compliance with the Standards.

Please provide your comments and feedback using the on-line fillable form on the ACP website. This will assist us to efficiently and effectively review your feedback. Please submit your comments prior to midnight on Thursday, May 24, 2018.