September 29, 2022

Information for prescribers: changes to pharmacists’ authority to renew prescriptions, prescribe and administer medications

Working in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the College of Pharmacists of BC (CPBC) has approved changes to permit pharmacists in BC to administer a wider range of drugs by injection and intranasal route, and to adapt existing prescriptions for a wider range of drugs and conditions. The CPBC is also working towards extending the expiry date for all prescriptions from one year to two years. These changes are expected to take effect October 14, 2022.

More details on these changes can be found on the CPBC website.