Purpose of the Plan:
- Developing your individual plan to manage CO within your practice provides you and your peers a process for dealing with a complex and high-stakes scenario in advance of the event.
- The plan assists members with CO to take action in the correct manner, at the correct time, with the correct people and for the correct reasons. (as written in the Code of Ethics)
- It also provides the College and by extension, the public with assurances that members holding CO have made definitive plans to protect patients through ensuring patients receive timely and judgement and barrier-free care.
This attestation must be reviewed and re-certified annually as well as at junctures of change to your belief system, peer supports, practice location or staffing levels, etc. For further guidance on the topic please consult the latest version of the document, New Brunswick College of Pharmacists Commentary: Conscientious Objection available at LINK.