The New Brunswick College of Pharmacists has adopted Model Standards of Practice published by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) as the minimum standards that all registered pharmacists and pharmacy technicians must demonstrate in practice.
Model Standards of Practice for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians in Canada
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The patient is at the centre of the Model Standards of Practice for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians in Canada (MSOP). The document is structured under the following domains of the profession of pharmacy and indicates expectations of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians within each domain.
- Providing Care;
- Knowledge and Expertise;
- Communication and Collaboration;
- Leadership and Stewardship; and
Regardless of position or practice environment, when a pharmacist or pharmacy technician performs a specific role, they must perform it to the level specified in the MSOP and meet all standards associated with that role. Pharmacy professionals also employ principles of continuous quality improvement (CQI) in their processes and in the practice of pharmacy.
Professional competencies at entry to practice
These NAPRA publications describe the entry-to-practice competencies required for initial licensure to practise as a pharmacist or as a pharmacy technician in Canada.