The purpose of the Prince Edward Island College of Pharmacists is to regulate the practice of pharmacy in the province so as to promote a high standard and safeguard the welfare of the public with regard to pharmaceutical service.
The Prince Edward Island Colinlege of Pharmacists (formerly PEI Pharmacy Board) is a body originally incorporated in 1983 with the Pharmacy Act statute under the Laws of Prince Edward Island, Pharmacy Act R.S.P.E.I. 1988, Cap. P-6. The PEI College of Pharmacists was established in September 2014 pursuant to the Regulated Health Professions Act R.S.P.E.I. 2013 Cap. R-10.1.
The College Council is composed of members appointed by the Minister of Health:
- At least 6 members of the College, nominated in accordance with the College's Bylaws
- 1/3 of the members of council are public representatives
- Has at least one member from each regulated health profession that is governed by the college.
Appointments are for a maximum three-year term, and may not be for more than two consecutive terms. The Council chooses one of its members as Chair, and appoints a pharmacist as a Registrar.
The College fulfills its obligation of public protection through the following objects:
(a) to regulate the practice of its regulated health profession and govern its members in accordance with this Act, the regulations and bylaws;
(b) to develop, establish, maintain, monitor compliance with and enforce standards of academic or technical achievement and qualification for registration as a member of the regulated health profession;
(c) to develop, establish, maintain, monitor and enforce standards of practice to enhance the quality of practice by its members;
(d) to develop, establish, maintain, monitor compliance with and enforce standards respecting continuing education for its members, and develop rules respecting exemptions from the continuing education requirements in circumstances the college considers appropriate;
(e) to provide information for the public about the regulated health profession and assist persons in exercising their rights under this Act and the regulations and bylaws;
(f) to develop, establish and maintain programs to promote the ability of its members to respond to changes in practice environments, advances in technology and other emerging issues;
(g) to promote and enhance relations between the college and its members, other colleges, key stakeholders and the public;
(h) to promote inter-professional collaboration with other colleges; and
(i) to administer the college’s affairs and perform its duties and carry out its powers in accordance with this Act, the regulations and the bylaws.