Prescribing during the pandemic
The College acknowledges the tremendous efforts registrants are making in continuing to provide patient care, including efforts to ensure patients have an unbroken supply of necessary medications. The College has made recommendations for prescribing during the pandemic, which can be found here.
The College continues to encourage all registrants to work closely with their pharmacist colleagues to ensure patients can get prescriptions in a safe and timely manner. If there are questions or disagreements about acceptable prescribing (e.g. faxed prescriptions), registrants are encouraged to communicate frequently and effectively with the pharmacies their patients visit in order to establish a process that works for everyone, and develop a shared understanding of acceptable prescribing strategies.