Welcome to
SASKATCHEWAN COLLEGE OF PHARMACISTS



Annual Membership Renewal is just around the corner - April 2015.
To Do List:

- Update personal profile @ scp website: email, mailing address, employer
- Check that prescriptive authority correctly recorded in personal profile
- Meet 15 CEU requirement: Practising & Non Practising
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Ensure malpractice insurance meets requirements & valid to July 1, 2016


ARE YOU AN INTERNATIONAL PHARMACY GRADUATE . . .

Currently in Process with SCP

Due to changes in Saskatchewan employment law, the College is evaluating whether it can continue to operate the program for the training and assessment of International Pharmacy Graduates. The College will not be accepting any new applicants for the appraisal training and assessment process until potential issues raised by these changes in the law have been resolved or clarified.

Not Currently in process with SCP ?
 

Please refer to the information under "REGISTRATION" above or VIEW the IPG GATEWAY NOTICE.
Pharmacist's Gateway Canada


BILL 151 - AN ACT to Amend THE PHARMACY ACT, 1996
CLICK HERE to Read BILL 151
NOTICE TO MEMBERS of FIRST READING OF BILL 151



eHR Viewer

eHR Viewer is secure online website that allows authorized health care providers (including pharmacists, pharmacy interns & pharmacy assistants) access to personal health information about their patients regardless of where the information originated. The eHR Viewer provides timely access to a wide array of health information including all lab results , medication information , immunization records , discharge summaries , medical imaging reports & chronic disease management observations If you do have an account and are experiencing any difficulties getting to eHR Viewer, please see attached troubleshooting document  (CLICK HERE) that can assist you in logging into eHR Viewer.

Don't have an account? Experiencing difficulties? Contact eHealth Service desk: 1-888-316-7446. Visit the eHR Viewer homepage @ http://www.ehealthsask.ca/services/ehrViewer/Pages/default.aspx. 


Practising Members: eHealth Service Desk

Issues with billing claims? Log your ticket with the eHealth Service Desk: Ph 306-337-0600 or 1-888-316-7446 .

NOTICES

SCOPe Special Edition
Administration of Drugs by Injection and Other Routes
Your feedback is requested by March 20, 2015

Amendment to the “Administration of Drugs by Injection and Other Routes” Newsletter Available HERE

This special edition of SCOPe can be found here. Its purpose is to both update members and to invite input on the proposed authority for pharmacists to administer drugs. Your comments can be sent to: info@saskpharm.ca.


KEY MESSAGES in Response to

CBC Marketplace - Pharmacy Errors: Dispensing Danger
Jan 23, 2015 and CBC SK Promotion Coverage


RN(NP)s Authorized to Prescribe Most Controlled Substances
The SRNA officially announced that effective Jan. 13, 2015, RN(NP)s are authorized to prescribe most “Controlled Substances” as defined in the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada) to patients in Sask. With some exceptions, they are authorized to prescribe, and you may accept prescriptions from them, for most Narcotics, Controlled Drugs and Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances. They cannot prescribe methadone, buprenorphine, or medical marihuana; and testosterone (oral and intramuscular routes) is the only anabolic steroid that they are authorized to prescribe.  More info @ SRNA website
OFFICIAL SRNA News Release

Prescribing Controlled Drugs and Substances FAQ

Controlled Drug and Substances Practice Guidelines


REFERENCE MANUAL/LEGISLATION UPDATES


Drug Schedules Amendments  

Administrative Drug Schedule I and Regulatory Drug Schedule III Amendment:
Hydrocortisone or hydrocortisone acetate

Schedule I:  Hydrocortisone or hydrocortisone acetate, when sold in a concentration that provides 1% or less hydrocortisone in preparations for topical use on the skin in adults and children 2 years of age and over in package sizes containing more than 30g
Schedule I: Hydrocortisone or hydrocortisone acetate, when sold in a concentration that provides 1% or less hydrocortisone in preparations for topical use on the skin in children under 2 years of age

  • The Schedule I amendments became effective upon removal from the Prescription Drug List, Thursday, December 25, 2014.

Schedule III: Hydrocortisone or hydrocortisone acetate, when sold in a concentration that provides 1% or less hydrocortisone in preparations for topical use on the skin in adults and children 2 years of age and over in package sizes containing no morethan 30g.

  • The Schedule III amendment became effective upon publication in the Saskatchewan Gazette, Friday, February 27, 2015.

Administrative Drug Schedule I & II Amendments and Regulatory Drug Schedule III Amendment:

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE
Schedule II:
Triamcinolone acetonide in an aqueous nasal spray that delivers 55mcg per metered spray for adults and children 12 years of age and older, in package sizes containing more than 120 metered sprays
Schedule III:
Triamcinolone acetonide in an aqueous nasal spray that delivers 55mcg per metered spray for adults and children 12 years of age and older, in package sizes containing no more than 120 metered sprays
*The Schedule III amendment became effective upon publication in the Saskatchewan Gazette, Friday, December 19, 2014.

Regulatory Bylaws

The following section 23(2)(c)ii was Deleted: (ii) except as provided in paragraph (d) or sub-section (10), within the limitations of the Pharmaceutical Information Program, record, or cause to be recorded, the prescription(s) in the Pharmaceutical Information Program, as soon as reasonably possible.

This amendment requires that the pharmacist provide the Pharmacist Assessment Record (PAR) to the primary practitioner, but no longer requires pharmacists to record your prescriptions in the Pharmaceutical Information Program (PIP).


NEWS & EVENTS

Methadone and Suboxone Opioid Substitution Therapy Conference - April 17 & 18, 2015

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS) is sponsoring two days of education on April 17 & 18, 2015 at the Park Town Hotel in Saskatoon. Pharmacists and pharmacy assistants along with physicians, nurses, counselors and other individuals working with patients undergoing methadone and suboxone opioid substitution therapy will learn together from a number of qualified speakers at the conference.

For more information
visit the CPSS website  or call Nicole at 306.667.4648.


PHARMACY ASSISTANTS CONTACT INFO REQUESTED

Pharmacy Assistants will soon have the option to join a new regulated profession, that of Pharmacy Technician. There are two pathways to registration, each involving several steps. If you are a pharmacy assistant and want to be included on our email list, please email your name, pharmacy and phone number to SCPRegistration.PHARMTECH@saskpharm.ca


PEBC Evaluating & Qualifying Exam Registration Dates for PHARMACY ASSISTANTS

Click on this link for the full version of exam dates.

Exam Name Exam Date / Centre Application Deadline
Evaluating Exam Sun. Apr. 12, 2015 - Saskatoon Fri. January 9, 2015
Qualifying Exam Sat. Sep 12, 2015  (OSPE) - Saskatoon
Sun. Sep 13, 2015  (MSQ) - Saskatoon
Wed. June 10, 2015
Evaluating Exam Sat. Oct. 17, 2015 - Saskatoon Fri. June 26, 2015