Pharmacists must register in either the Part A or Part B Registers when applying and renewing their registration.
For Pharmacist who provide direct patient care.
Have worked at least 600 hours in a direct patient care setting over the three years prior to application or renewal or 180 over one year immediately preceeding application or renewal.
Must maintain personal, professional liability insurance in an amount not less than 2 million
Must maintain current CPR and first aid
Meet annual continuing education requirements.
You must elect into Part A if you:
- Counsel or dialogue with patients or their agents about medications including non-prescription medications and health care aids
- Provide information and education related to drug use, in the course of practicing the profession, directly to patients or their agents
- Perform either or both cognitive and/or technical functions of compounding or dispensing
- Supervise the compounding or dispensing function, as above
- Directly supervise the part of a pharmacy where drugs are kept
- Review any prescription order for individual patients, or perform a patient profile or clinical review for an individual patient
- Administer, by injection or inhalation, medication to patients for education or demonstration
- Perform a procedure on tissue below the dermis
- Prescribe medications (initiating therapy or adapting / renewing therapy)
- Provide therapeutic advice to another heatlh care provider about a specific patient.
For Pharmacists who do not provide direct patient care.
There is no requirement for liability insurance, CPR/First Aid, or continuing education requirements.
Pharmacists in Part B may NOT:
- Work as a pharmacist in a Prince Edward Island pharmacy.
- Perform any of the controlled acts that are associated with providing pharmacy services to the public.
- Fill in as a pharmacist on an occasional basis.
- Provide information related to drug use to patients, agents or health care providers in the course of providing patient care as a pharmacist.
- Be the designated manager of an accredited pharmacy.
- Act as a preceptor unless approved by the College.
Moving from Part A to Part B
A pharmacist may move from Part A to Part B of the Register at any time by completing the Pharmacist Transer of Registers form or by self-declaring their change at the time of registration renewal.
Moving from Part B to Part A- See Resumption of Practice