NAPRA’s suite of model standards for pharmacy compounding comprises three model standards, with one pertaining to non-hazardous sterile preparations, one to hazardous sterile preparations, and one to non-sterile preparations.

The implementation of the model standards is under the authority of the respective provincial, territorial or Canadian Armed Forces pharmacy regulatory bodies. These bodies each establish their own process for the implementation of the standards in their jurisdiction.

The guidance document was developed to provide more detail on how the standards outlined in the Model Standards for Pharmacy Compounding of Non-sterile Preparations can be achieved. In addition, the guidance document provides direction on, and assistance with, the implementation of the model standards.

Fillable and printable forms drawn from the guidance document are also made available.

NAPRA’s suite of model standards for pharmacy compounding effectively replace NAPRA’s Guidelines for Pharmacy Compounding (2006).