The National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) is pleased to announce the publication of new model standards entitled “Model Standards of Practice for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians in Canada”. While there may be slight differences in the scope of practice of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in each province and territory, their core roles are the same across Canada. Pharmacy educators, pharmacy regulators, pharmacy professionals and the public all benefit from a common understanding of the practice standards for the profession, which articulate what can be expected of pharmacy professionals. To this end, NAPRA has redeveloped the model standards of practice (MSOPs) for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
As with all NAPRA documents, these standards of practice serve as a model, which can be adopted or adapted for implementation as seen fit by the pharmacy regulatory authority (PRA) in each province or territory, based on the needs in that jurisdiction. No matter how each jurisdiction chooses to use the MSOPs, having a common national document helps to harmonize the standard of pharmacy care across Canada to ensure patients receive quality pharmacy care regardless of their location.
Follow the communications from NAPRA’s members, the PRAs, to find out how this model standard will be used in each of the provinces and territories.
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