The Audit of Professional Declarations audits pharmacy professionals’ compliance with the professional declarations made at the time of registration renewal. This audit 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.
When a pharmacist submits their registration renewal application, they make the following professional declaration:
As a regulated member on the clinical pharmacist or pharmacy technician register of the Alberta College of Pharmacy, I understand that I must be in possession of valid professional liability insurance, that is issued in my name and provides me with the required amount of personal coverage for the practice of pharmacy that is either claims-made or occurrence-based in nature. I will maintain this insurance coverage while on the clinical pharmacist or pharmacy technician register regardless of the province in which I reside and regardless of whether I am employed, or whether my place of employment changes.
I understand that the status of my insurance coverage is subject to audit and that false or misleading statements concerning my coverage may be referred to the Complaints Director for further investigation, which may result in referral to a hearing before a Hearing Tribunal.
Pharmacists who renew their authorization to administer drugs by injection also make the following professional declaration:
I hereby acknowledge that
The primary rationale behind the Professional Declarations audit is to determine whether
You will be requested to provide the following supporting documentation:
Your certificate(s) must show your name, level of CPR (minimum Level C), type of First Aid (Standard or Emergency), and the issue/expiry date.
It is possible for an audited pharmacy professional to be selected for review in subsequent registration years. The registrar, Competence Committee, or delegate of Council may order a directed audit, and any pharmacy professional’s file can be chosen for review during a random selection. Although unlikely, the same pharmacy professional’s files could be randomly selected for audit in consecutive years.