An ownership change occurs when there is a sale of the assets of a pharmacy to a new person or entity. When an ownership change occurs, the pharmacy permit terminates and the new owner must make a new application.
Requirements are pursuant to The Pharmacy and Pharmacy Disciplines Act and the SCPP Regulatory Bylaws, which can be found under Legislation on the QUICKLINKS section of the website homepage.
When there is a new pharmacy owner, it is important that the Community Pharmacy Incident Reporting (CPhIR) system username and password is provided to the new owner. This allows for continuity of the incident reporting information, the medication safety self-assessment (MSSA) information and the quality improvement plan information.
In the event that the CPhIR username and password are not provided to the new owner, a new data-sharing agreement will need to be signed by the pharmacy manager and provided to ISMP Canada. All safety related history with respect to medication incident reporting, medication safety self-assessment information and the quality improvement plan will be lost.