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.
Reminder: Student and Provisional Applicants
Preceptors are reminded that student and provisional applicants, completing practice experience requirements either as part of an educational program or post-graduate practice experience, or unstructured practice experience must be registered with the PEI College of Pharmacy before commencing their practice experience. Registration requirements include additional documentation in addition to a preceptor/site approval form.
Preceptors and employers can verify a student or provisional registrant's status on the PEI College of Pharmacy website under Find a Registrant button on the home page.
Health Canada Controlled Substance Resources
Health Canada has developed a landing page to provide a comprehensive reference directory. This resource provides a one-stop listing of compliance and monitoring resources for parties regulated under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and its associated regulations as well as section 56 exemption holders. Information is organized per regulated party including
Temporary Suspension of the Provisional Registration Pathway for Internationally Trained Pharmacists
The PEI College of Pharmacy shared, in a recent publication of the Island Capsule (Edition 8, Volume 7), information regarding the temporary suspension of the Provisional Registration Pathway for internationally trained pharmacists effective May 27, 2022 until April 1, 2023.
Since the announcement, there has been an increase in interest in registration through the existing pathway which is driving requests for preceptors to oversee the 700 hour practice experience requirement. Potential preceptors should be aware that an applicant must present a preceptor/site approval form with their application on or before May 27, 2022. However, their practice experience may be scheduled to begin after May 27, 2022 but must be completed, along with the 1 week assessment, before April 1, 2023.
Should potential preceptors have any questions, please contact the PEICP office.
Victoria Day Holiday
The PEI College of Pharmacy office will be closed on Monday, May 23rd for the Victoria Day holiday. The office will reopen on Tuesday, May 24th at 8:30am.
2022 AGM-Save the Date
The PEI College of Pharmacy will hold the 2022 AGM on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm. The AGM will be held virtually with limited number of spaces available. More information regarding registration will be made available in the coming weeks.
Submitting Loss and Theft Reports to Health Canada - Fax Line Decommissioned
Health Canada’s Office of Controlled Substances fax line for controlled substance and precursor Loss or Theft Reports has been out of service as of April 5, 2022.
Due to technical issues, it will now be decommissioned.
Health Canada is now in the process of removing all website references to the fax line. If you have attempted to submit a report through fax since April 5th and it did not go through please resubmit using one of the methods identified below: