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Strategic Plan

Setting the strategic direction for the College as a self regulatory body is Council’s foremost responsibility. This five-year plan sets the roadmap for the future of the College and the profession and is the culmination of months of planning, engagement, review and collaboration between Council, staff, pharmacy professionals, patients, and stakeholders. Based on the four pillars, this strategic plan looks to the future of healthcare in New Brunswick and aligns with the Department of Health’s Stabilizing Health Care: An Urgent Call to Action plan.

2023 Strategic Plan (PDF)

Mission
To protect and promote the health and well-being of New Brunswickers by regulating pharmacy practice

 

Vision
A trusted, responsive leader that:

• collaborates with health system partners;
• empowers pharmacy professionals;
• supports evolving patient care needs of New Brunswickers.

 

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About the College

Our Mission: To protect and promote the health and well-being of New Brunswickers by regulating pharmacy practice

The New Brunswick College of Pharmacists was established by an Act of the Legislature of New Brunswick in 1884. This Act, which addresses the College’s role and responsibilities was last updated in July, 2014.

The College governs and regulates the practice of pharmacy in New Brunswick by establishing:

  • Code of Ethics
  • Qualifications for licensure
  • Standards of practice and requirements for:
    • Pharmacists
    • Pharmacy Technicians
    • Pharmacies
  • Continuous professional development requirements.
  • Criteria for collaborative practice with other health care professionals.

The New Brunswick College of Pharmacists is governed by a Council made up of a president, president-elect, past-president, elected representatives covering the province as well as representatives from schools of pharmacy education and lay representatives appointed by the Government of New Brunswick.

The College’s administrative office is located in Moncton.

Contact Us

New Brunswick College of Pharmacists

Hours of Operation : Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed all statutory holidays. 

Tel: (506) 857-8957
Fax: (506) 857-8838
Toll Free: 1-800-463-4434

info@nbpharmacists.ca

686 St. George Blvd, Suite 200, Moncton, NB, E1E 2C6

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      Council & Committees

      Map of districts in New Brunswick.The New Brunswick College of Pharmacists is governed by a Council made up of a president, president-elect, past-president, elected representatives covering the province as well as representatives from schools of pharmacy and lay representatives, appointed by the Government of New Brunswick.

       

      Role of a Councillor

      Council’s primary role is to ensure that the interests of the public are protected and maintained.

      Council is the oversight and policy-making group for the College. The College’s administrative staff are responsible for carrying out these policies and administering the Pharmacy Act and Regulations and other association regulations.

      Council establishes committees required by the New Brunswick Pharmacy Act, 2014 and may also appoint standing and special committees. The following are the committees of the College:

      Committees

      Responsibilities

      Governance

      Monitor the functioning of Council, develop governance policies and ensure policies are followed.

      Nominating

      Recruit members for Council & committees

      Finance

      Advise Council (budgets, internal controls, investments, staff compensation, etc.)

      Meet with auditors to validate financial position of College

      Registration

      Assess applications for membership and establish requirements that applicants must meet to be entered on a register

      Continuous Professional Development

      Ensure that members registered to practise pharmacy maintain and improve skills and knowledge base

      Annual audit of members’ educational activities

      Complaints

      Hear complaints submitted by public or members

      Discipline & Fitness to Practice

      Hear complaints forwarded by Complaints committee or Registrar

      Professional Practice 

      Serves as an advisory committee to Council on matters relating to pharmacy practice and to the profession.

      Council Executive

          President – Adele Wallace

          President- Elect – Natalie Barry

          Past President – Jonathan Walsh

      Pharmacist Council Members

          Natalie Barry

          Tracie Blakney-Paixao

          Jacqueline Jackson

          Brian King

          Anna Riordon

          Monte Steeves

          Bonnie White

       Pharmacy Technician Council Members

          Cynthia Hood 

          Judy Kennedy

      Public Council Members

          Pablo Asirón

          Wendy Bulmer

          Susan Harley

      Faculty of Pharmacy Representative

          Susan Mansour, Dalhousie University School of Pharmacy

      Representing New Brunswick Externally

      Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy

          vacant

      National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities

          Anastasia Shiamptanis

      Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada

          Heather LeBlanc 

      Interested in participating in one of the committees? Let us know! [LINK]

      The majority of positions on our committees are filled by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, and many committees also require representation from the public (i.e., Lay Representatives).

      Mission & Values

      Mission

      Governing the practice of pharmacy for a healthier New Brunswick.

      Values

      Respect & Integrity
      Respectful of the individual.
      Honest in all our dealings.

      Accountability (to Public & Profession)
      Uphold our mandate to regulate the practice of pharmacy and govern our registrants.
      Evolution of the profession (practice) to improve public health.
      Stewardship of self-regulation privilege and exercise fiscal responsibility.

      Support & Empowerment
      Have and make use of communication systems that provide members with information that relates to pharmacy practice.
      Facilitate the exchange of knowledge and tools that will help members enhance their daily practice.

      Leadership
      Being proactive in identifying and enabling improvements in pharmacy practice to better serve our public.

      Collaboration
      Work cooperatively with any party to achieve health improvements.

      Transparency
      Open in what we provide and in our dealings with key stakeholders.
      Able to stand up to scrutiny.

      NB Pharmacy Act, 2014

      Regulations 

      Standards of Practice

      NBCP Privacy Policy

       

       

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