The Island Capsule is a publication of the PEI College of Pharmacy and is forwarded to every registrant of the College on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month.
Administration of Drugs Practice Directive-Update
The Council of the PEI College of Pharmacy recently approved updates to the Administration of Drugs Practice Directive. The approved changes include pharmacy technicians in the administration of drugs, a regulatory amendment that came into effect on October 1, 2022, along with additional wording changes to provide additional clarity.
Pharmacy Technician Drug Administration Applications
The Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Regulations have been amended to allow for pharmacy technicians to apply for a special authorization to administer drugs and vaccines by injection. This amendment came into force on October 1, 2022.
The requirements to apply for an extended practice certificate are:
Successful completion of a CCCEP competency mapped accredited program in immunization and injection, and
The application form may be emailed to the PEICP office (email@example.com). The following information must accompany the application form:
proof of successful completion of a CCCEP competency mapped accredited program in immunization and injection,
current certification in CPR and first aid, and
payment of $50 application fee, which may be sent by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org (no password required.) If sending an e-transfer, please note your name in the memo/notes field if the e-transfer is coming from an alternate person or email address. Please advise the office if you would prefer to pay by cash or cheque.
You will receive an EPC certificate following approval of your application.
Administration of Injections Workshop in PEI
The information below is being shared on behalf of Dalhousie Continuing Pharmacy Education:
This is the second component of the Immunization and Injection Administration Training Program and the Pharmacy Technician Administration of Drugs by Injection Program. Both of these programs have a virtual component and an in-person assessment where candidates must successfully administer an intramuscular and a subcutaneous injection to receive a certificate of completion for the workshop.
Council Seeking Nominations
The Council of the PEI College of Pharmacy is seeking 2 nominations from registrants to fulfill the roles of a pharmacist and pharmacy technician on Council.
Serving as a Director on the Council of the PEI College of Pharmacy is an opportunity to play an important role in advancing the College’s legislated mandate to regulate the profession in the public interest. All Directors-pharmacists and pharmacy technicians elected by their peers and members of the public appointed by government – share a fiduciary duty to serve and protect the public interest through effective governance and a commitment to public accountability and service.
In accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act and PEI College of Pharmacy Bylaws:
The following persons are not eligible for election or appointment to a council:
(a) a person who is, or was within the past year, a member of the governing body of an advocacy organization for the regulated health profession; or
(b) a person whose conduct was found, within the past year, to constitute professional misconduct or incompetence under the RHPA or in another jurisdiction; or
(c) a person who is a respondent in an ongoing complaint under the RHPA or in another jurisdiction.
Registrants interested in putting forward their name for nomination are directed to completed the Nomination Form below by Friday, October 28, 2022.