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Physician Working Relations with Pharmacists

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Pharmacists Renewing and/or Adapting Prescriptions

A joint letter from the OCP, CPSO, OPA, and OMA
December 10, 2012

On October 9, 2012, new expanded scope regulations came into effect for pharmacists in Ontario.

View letter to members here

Interprofessional Collaboration

College Statement

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario recognizes that our health care system is changing; in order to better meet patient needs, health care has evolved such that delivery of care no longer takes place through exclusive domains of practice but rather through multidisciplinary teams. The development of medication management programs and other related programs by Ontario pharmacists is an example of how the roles of health professionals are changing and complementing one another.

We believe that collaborating with pharmacists advances the College’s goal of working in partnership with other stakeholders to advocate for quality health care. Part of ensuring that the people of Ontario receive quality health care is improving access to this valuable resource and it is our belief that this partnership will contribute to this objective.

We are committed to fostering a collaborative relationship built on trust and mutual respect with our colleagues in pharmacy and we look forward to working together in the interests of the people of Ontario.

Approved by Council: February 2005