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The Island Capsule
Edition 8, Volume 13
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. 

Council Approves Amendments to Pharmacy Manager Policy

The Council of the PEI College of Pharmacy recently approved amendments to the RP.04 Pharmacy Manager Requirements Policy to provide the College with flexibility in approving pharmacy mangers that do not meet the 1 year practice requirement.  Exceptions may be made to the policy for pharmacy manager applicants that do not meet the practice requirements under specific circumstances outlined in the policy.  The amendments are an attempt to balance appropriate oversight of a pharmacy with the need to have pharmacy services continue in a community.  

To review the policy, please visit the PEICP website or follow the link below.

RP.04 Pharmacy Manager Requirements


Pharmacy Technician Injection-Coming Soon

The PEI College of Pharmacy is pleased to share that pharmacy technicians will soon be granted authority to provide drugs by injection.  The necessary regulatory amendments will be drafted over the summer with an anticipated effective date in early October.  Pharmacy technicians will be required to obtain additional training and certification in CPR and First Aid in order to apply to the PEI College of Pharmacy for an authorization to provide injections. 

The training program approved by the Council of the PEI College of Pharmacy includes any injection training program for pharmacy technicians that has received
 Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) Competency Mapped Accreditation.  A list of programs that have been accredited by CCCEP can be found on the CCCEP website. CPR and First Aid requirements can be found on the PEI College of Pharmacy website

The College will provide additional information regarding the process for application for authorization in the coming months. Pharmacy Technicians interested in obtaining their authorization to provide injections, when the regulations have been amended, are encouraged to begin completing the required training over the summer and early fall.   

NAPRA Language Proficiency Standard Setting-Seeking Participants

The National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) recently initiated a project to review and update its recommendations related to assessing language proficiency in English and French for safe and effective pharmacist and pharmacy technician practice in Canada.  NAPRA needs your support to find qualified panelists to participate in these standard-setting exercises. They are looking for experienced, practising pharmacists and pharmacy technicians from all across Canada, who are proficient in either English, French or both languages. Front-line practising pharmacy professionals, as well as educators in pharmacy or pharmacy technician programs, are invited to submit their expression of interest to participate in these important sessions.  More information is available at the link below

Recruitment Notice  

Professional Liability Insurance

As many of the registrants of the PEI College of Pharmacy have professional liability insurance that expires on July 1 each year, the College is reminding registrants that it is now time to upload your updated insurance policy certificates into your registrant profiles.  

All registrants of the College are required to provide evidence of up-to-date professional liability insurance at the time of registration and are required to hold valid insurance for the duration of their registration with the PEI College of Pharmacy.  

Please ensure that the the insurance that is purchased in compliance with the Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Regulations.  When in doubt, ask the provider if the policy meets the following:

  1. be issued by an insurer authorized to conduct business in Prince Edward Island;
  2. be issued in the name of the individual insured;
  3. apply to any practice setting in Prince Edward Island;
  4. have a policy limit of not less than $2,000,000.00 per claim or occurrence and an aggregate limit of not less than $2,000,000.00, excluding legal or court costs;
  5. cover liability for any professional service the member may be authorized to provide under the regulations;
  6. allow an extended reporting period of at least three years in the case of a claims-based policy and have a minimum retroactive date of five years in the case of an occurrence-based policy;
  7. have a maximum deductible of $5,000.00 per claim;
  8. include a term to the effect that the insurer will notify the PEI College of Pharmacy if the policy is cancelled, expires, or ceases to meet the requirements of the regulations;
  9. include a term to the effect that the policy continues in force in conformity with the regulations until the notice required by 7 is received by the PEI College of Pharmacy.
Visiting the PEICP Office

If you need to visit the College office, please email or call 902-628-3561 to make an appointment.
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