Pharmacy Act, 1991, S.O. 1991, c. 36

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Pharmacy Act, 1991

S.O. 1991, CHAPTER 36

Consolidation Period: From May 18, 2023 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: 2023, c. 4, Sched. 2, s. 11.

Definitions

1 In this Act,

“College” means the Ontario College of Pharmacists; (“Ordre”)

“Health Professions Procedural Code” means the Health Professions Procedural Code set out in Schedule 2 to the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991; (“Code des professions de la santé”)

“member” means a member of the College; (“membre”)

“profession” means the profession of pharmacy; (“profession”)

“this Act” includes the Health Professions Procedural Code. (“la présente loi”) 1991, c. 36, s. 1.

Health Professions Procedural Code

2 (1) The Health Professions Procedural Code shall be deemed to be part of this Act.

Terms in Code

(2) In the Health Professions Procedural Code as it applies in respect of this Act,

“College” means the Ontario College of Pharmacists; (“ordre”)

“health profession Act” means this Act; (“loi sur une profession de la santé”)

“profession” means the profession of pharmacy; (“profession”)

“regulations” means the regulations under this Act. (“règlements”)

Definitions in Code

(3) Definitions in the Health Professions Procedural Code apply with necessary modifications to terms in this Act. 1991, c. 36, s. 2.

Scope of practice

3 The practice of pharmacy is,

(a) the custody, compounding, dispensing and prescribing of drugs;

(b) the provision of health care aids and devices;

(c) the provision of information and education related to the use of anything mentioned in clauses (a) and (b);

(d) the promotion of health, prevention and treatment of disease, disorders and dysfunctions through monitoring and management of medication therapy; and

(e) the assessment of conditions for the purposes of providing medication therapies. 2009, c. 26, s. 21 (1); 2023, c. 4, Sched. 2, s. 11.

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2009, c. 26, s. 21 (1) - 15/12/2009

2023, c. 4, Sched. 2, s. 11 - 18/05/2023

Authorized acts

4 (1) In the course of engaging in the practice of pharmacy, a member is authorized, subject to the terms, conditions and limitations imposed on his or her certificate of registration, to perform the following:

1. Dispensing, selling or compounding a drug or supervising the part of a pharmacy where drugs are kept.

2. Administering, by injection or inhalation, a substance specified in the regulations.

3. Prescribing a drug specified in the regulations.

4. Prescribing a drug, other than a drug mentioned in paragraph 3, in accordance with the regulations.

5. Performing a procedure on tissue below the dermis. 2009, c. 26, s. 21 (2).

Additional requirements for authorized acts

(2) A member is not authorized to perform a procedure under the authority of paragraph 2, 3, 4 or 5 of subsection (1) unless the member performs the procedure in accordance with requirements established by the regulations. 2009, c. 26, s. 21 (2).

Professional misconduct

(3) In addition to the grounds set out in subsection 51 (1) of the Health Professions Procedural Code, a panel of the Discipline Committee shall find that a member has committed an act of professional misconduct if the member contravenes subsection (2). 2009, c. 26, s. 21 (2).

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2009, c. 26, s. 21 (2) - 15/12/2009

College continued

5 The College is continued under the name Ontario College of Pharmacists in English and Ordre des pharmaciens de l’Ontario in French. 1991, c. 36, s. 5.

Additional objects

6 In addition to the objects of the College set out in subsection 3 (1) of the Health Professions Procedural Code, the College has the following objects:

1. To regulate drugs and pharmacies under the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act.

1.1 To exercise the powers and duties of the College under the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act.

2. To develop, establish and maintain standards of qualification for persons to be issued certificates of accreditation. 1991, c. 36, s. 6; 2009, c. 26, s. 21 (3).

Section Amendments with date in force (d/m/y)

2009, c. 26, s. 21 (3) - 15/12/2009

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