The scope of practice of a pharmacist varies for each jurisdiction across Canada. The table summarizes the current scope of practice for pharmacists in all provinces and territories, and indicates where proposed changes are in progress.
The scope of practice for pharmacists is changing across the country to include a greater range of activities and services performed by licensed pharmacists. One such activity is the administration of drugs including multiple routes both parenteral and non parenteral.
NAPRA’s Supplemental Competencies on Injection for Canadian Pharmacists include support for the adoption of the Immunization Competencies for Health Professionals published by the Public Health Agency of Canada, and supplemental competencies to specifically address injection of other substances.
This document establishes the supplemental standards of practice for the pharmacist when consulting on the use of medications that are listed in the National Drug Schedules (NDS) as Schedule II and III drugs.
The Model Standards of Practice for Canadian Pharmacists specify the minimum standards of practice a pharmacist must meet and against which their performance will be measured by their regulatory authority. They apply to all practicing pharmacists.
FOR REFERENCE ONLY – While jurisprudence examinations are administered at the provincial/territorial level by the pharmacy regulatory authorities, this document created by NAPRA in 1998 is available for reference purposes only.
A Framework for Assessing Competencies at Entry to Practice Through Structured Practical Training Programs
The document is one component of the National Model Licensing Program for Pharmacists.
Language proficiency is an essential skill required of all pharmacists in the day-to-day practice of pharmacy in Canada. NAPRA’s standards were developed for use by pharmacy regulatory authorities in the licensure of pharmacists.
Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacists at Entry to Practice is one of the documents that form the basis of the National Model Licensing Program for Pharmacists. It describes the entry-to-practice competencies required for initial licensing to practice as a pharmacist in Canada.
The Agreement to support labour mobility of licensed pharmacists within Canada establishes the conditions under which a pharmacist licensed in one jurisdiction will have his or her qualifications recognized in another jurisdiction.