Proposed amendments to the Standards of Practice for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Consultation No. 2022-10A  Open
Submission deadline:  Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. MT


Bill 46 (2020) approved amendments to the Health Professions Act (HPA). Amongst the amendments, it redistributed many authorities from Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Profession Regulation to the HPA, the Standards of Practice for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians (SPPPT), and the ACP bylaws. Government has proposed proclaiming Bill 46 by the end of this calendar year. Therefore, amendments to the SPPPT are required before then and will come into effect at the time of proclamation.

Bill 10 (2022) further amended the HPA, requiring that all colleges develop standards of practice respecting female genital mutilation. These standards will come into effect 12 months after the later of

  • the coming into force of that section of Bill 10, and
  • the coming into force of the schedule to this HPA (Bill 10) that governs the college.

Council has approved amendments to the SPPPT that are consequential to the amendments to the HPA (Bill 46 and Bill 10) for the purpose of consultation. In the case of amendments consequential to Bill 46, the amendments do not change policies that already exist, but rather incorporate them into the SPPPT as required by the amended HPA.

Appended is a red-line version of the proposed amendments to the SPPPT which we invite you to review and provide comments on. It is supplemented with a second document that tracks the shift of existing regulations to the SPPPT.

Documents for review and comment period

The following documents outline the proposed amendments:

Please provide your comments by completing the online feedback form and submitting it by 4:30 p.m. MT on Tuesday, December 6, 2022. Council will consider the feedback received at its next scheduled meeting in December 2022.

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