If a licensee ceases to be responsible for the management, control, or supervision of a licensed pharmacy, a pharmacy licence terminates per section 14 of the Pharmacy and Drug Act.
If the licensee resigns, is temporarily away for more than 90 days, or ceases to be responsible for the pharmacy, the licence terminates and it is their responsibility, in consultation with the proprietor’s representative, to either close the pharmacy in accordance with section 27 of the Pharmacy and Drug Regulation or ensure that a new licensee or a temporary pharmacist in charge (TPIC) has been approved by the registrar.
A TPIC is a registered pharmacist who is employed at the pharmacy and agrees
To provide assurance to ACP that the TPIC can effectively assume temporary responsibilities of a licensee, they must be a pharmacist in good standing with ACP and should not concurrently be a licensee or TPIC at another pharmacy.
The licensee or proprietor’s representative must work with the potential TPIC and follow these steps to request permission to operate a pharmacy with a TPIC.
The continuity of the pharmacy operation when a licensee departs is contingent on the processes outlined in the Pharmacy and Drug Act and the ACP bylaws.
If these conditions cannot be met at any time during the 90-day period, the pharmacy must close in accordance with section 27 of the Pharmacy and Drug Regulation. When a pharmacy closes permanently, the TPIC or proprietor’s representative must notify ACP immediately of the exact date of closure and submit the notification of pharmacy closure.
If a licensee is found, submit the application to change the licensee.