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The Island Capsule
Edition 8, Volume 7
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. 

Regulatory Amendments-Pharmacists Authority COVID Vaccinations

Effective April 2, 2022, the authority for pharmacists to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to those 12-18 years will no longer be linked to the declaration of a public health emergency declared under the Public Health Act. 

The Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Regulations, section 25(4.1),will be amended to remove:

"during a public health emergency declared under the Public Health Act R.S.P.E.I. 1988, Cap. P-30.1,”.

The amendment will allow pharmacist to continue to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to those 12-18, when the public health emergency is declared over. 

Reminder: Amendment to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Narcotic Control Regulations - Tramadol

As of March 31, 2022, tramadol was moved from the Prescription Drug List to Schedule I of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). Tramadol will also be listed in the Schedule of the Narcotic Control Regulations (NCR) and therefore subject to all the regulatory requirements set out in the CDSA and NCR.

For more information on this change, including record keeping requirements, destruction of post-consumer returns and other obligations of a pharmacist, read Health Canada's bulletin from the Office of Controlled Substances.

PEICP has clarified with Health Canada that prescriptions for tramadol received prior to March 31st which still have part-fills remaining are still valid. 

NEW - Model Standards of Practice for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians in Canada

Educators, pharmacy regulators, pharmacy professionals, and the public all benefit from a common understanding of professional practice standards, which articulate what can be expected of a pharmacy professional. To this end, the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) has developed model standards of practice for pharmacy professionals (MSOPs) that can be applied in all settings across Canada.

The PEI College of Pharmacy has recently adopted the updated Model Standards of Practice for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians in Canada and replace the two previous standard documents: Models Standards of Practice for Canadian Pharmacist and Model Standards of Practice for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians.   The updated standards for pharmacy professionals describe the minimum expectations for the delivery of quality pharmacy care. The standards are set by considering the best interest of patients and the public in the context of pharmacy professionals' practice.

Temporary Suspension of the Provisional Registration Pathway for Internationally Trained Pharmacists

Ensuring that pharmacists entering the profession of pharmacy in PEI possess the necessary competencies to practice is core to the mandate of the PEI College of Pharmacy.  The College recognized the importance of quality assurance and that the organization should undertake quality assurance activities to improve policies and procedures.

Effective May 27, 2022, the PEI College of Pharmacy will temporarily suspend the provisional registration pathway for internationally trained pharmacists.  The College is pausing registrations in order to conduct a full review of the program with the outcome of providing a fair and transparent registration process for our internationally trained applicants and appropriate supports and training for both preceptors and assessors.   Complete applications will continue to be accepted up to May 27, 2022, but must include all required documentation and fees.  Incomplete applications will be placed on hold and not processed until April 3, 2023. 


Council Welcomes New Public Representative

The Council of the PEI College of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the appointment of a new public representative Mr. Derrick Hoare.  Mr. Hoare's appointment by the Minister of Health for his first 3 year term came in February 2022.   Mr. Hoare replaces Mr. William Caw after serving 2, 3 year terms on the Council.

The Council would like to extend a warm welcome to Mr. Hoare and look forward to working with him in ensuring the PEI College of Pharmacy meets our mandate. 

PEI Office Hours

The PEICP office will be closed on April 15, 2022 for the Good Friday Holiday.  The office will reopen on Monday, April 18 at 8:30 am. 
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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