Page Category: Pharmacies

Operations

As written in the New Brunswick Pharmacy Act, 2014,  Section 5(1)h, it is the duty of the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists to uphold and protect the public interest in the practice of pharmacy. The New Brunswick Pharmacy Act, 2014 and its Regulations are the basis for governing the practice of pharmacy in New Brunswick.

The NB College of Pharmacists issues certificates authorizing the operation of a pharmacy in New Brunswick. The Certificate of Operation is issued in the name of a pharmacist who is designated to have authority over and be responsible for the operation of the pharmacy. The registrant is referred to as the Pharmacy Manager and responsibilities are outlined in the Regulations (begin with Section 20, Responsibilities & Delegation).

Information relating to the registration of pharmacies in New Brunswick is outlined in Section 13 of the Regulations.

Pharmacy Standards of Operation are found in Section 14 of the Regulations.

Forms

Practice Directives

Pharmacy Alert System

Change in manager

Change of manager requests must be submitted 30 days prior to change. 

Further information is available in section 14.3 of The Regulations of New Brunswick College of Pharmacists.

Pharmacy manager profiles are assessible through the same login as your pharmacist profile. The change of manager is initiated by outgoing manager.

Click on the following [link] to login to your NBCP profile and access the application form.

  • select “My pharmacies” from the left hand side of your profile page 
  • select the pharmacy associated with manager change 
  • select “Edit profile”
  • Scroll to bottom of page for pharmacy manager section and click ADD
  • Find incoming manager in search bar, select and add effective date of change in next bar
  • Hit submit
  • pay fee (There is a fee associated with every manager change and payment is due at the time of submission.)

Once a form is submitted, an email will be generated and sent to both the incoming and outgoing managers, with declarations for review and approval.

Invoice will be available on your profile. 

New Pharmacy Opening

(form must be submitted at least 30 days prior to opening)

Applications for certificates of operation for a new pharmacy must meet the requirements described in Part XIII of the Regulations of the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists. The operation of the pharmacy shall adhere to the requirements illustrated in parts XIV,XVII,XVIII, and XIX of these same Regulations. (Note: New pharmacies must be fully complaint with the NAPRA Model of Standards for Pharmacy Compounding of Non-sterile Preparations on the day of opening.)

Instructions:

  1. Create a profile in Alinity  [LINK]
  2. Complete the online new pharmacy opening form

Before you begin the online application, please have electronic version of floor plan that outlines the dispensary and the product self-selection area (Schedule III products)

Click on the following [link] to create a profile and access to the application form.

Pharmacy Closing Notification

Must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the closure

 

The closure of a pharmacy shall adhere to the requirements illustrated in sections 14.12, 14.13 and 14.14 of the Regulations of the NB College of Pharmacists.  

PHARMACY CLOSING CHECKLIST

New Brunswick Pharmacy Regulation stipulates: “Every person who closes a pharmacy with the intention of discontinuing the operation thereof shall:”

NBCP has been notified of the closure (30 days prior to the pharmacy closing where possible)

  • Client records have been preserved as required by law
  • Client records have been copied to clients if requested
  • Arrangements have been made to transfer prescription files to another pharmacy
  • Orderly continuation of client care has been arranged
  • Clients have been notified of arrangements for record retention, file transfer and accessibility
  • Arrangements have been made with software vendor to freeze records to prevent changes
  • The Certificate of Operation has been returned to NBCP for cancellation
  • Signs, symbols and advertising relating to pharmacy have been removed from the premises
  • All drugs have been removed and disposed of according to law

The Pharmacy Manager of the closing pharmacy is responsible for the storage and security of the records for the required period of time (as defined in The Regulations) unless the records are transferred to another person who agrees to assume responsibility for the records. The Pharmacy Manager of the closing pharmacy must notify NBCP of this transfer.

Click on the following [link] to login to your NBCP profile and access the application form.

Pharmacy change of Location

Pharmacy – Change of location

(Must be submitted at least 30 days prior to opening)

 

The new location of the pharmacy must meet the requirements described in Part XIII of the Regulations of the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists. The operation of the pharmacy shall adhere to the requirements illustrated in Parts XIV, XVII, XVIII and XIX of these same Regulations.

Information:

  • Login to your NBCP pharmacy profile [LINK]
  • The online registration process does not allow you to save your information part-way through the application.

Before you begin the online application, please have electronic versions of the following ready to upload:

  • Floor plan that outlines the dispensary and the product self-selection area (Schedule III products)

Opioid Agonist Treatment Practice Directive (OAT)

The OAT Practice Directive establishes requirements for the safe and effective provision of treatment to patients with opioid use disorder. Pharmacies providing Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) must notify the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists through the pharmacy manager online profile. The holder of the Certificate of Operation of the pharmacy must ensure all pharmacy staff, including pharmacy professional locums, are familiar with and adhere to this practice directive.

  • Key Changes – OAT Practice Directive [LINK]
  • Documentation Templates – OAT Practice Directive [LINK]


Click on the following [link] to login to your NBCP profile
and access the application form.

Change in Location

Pharmacy – Change of location
 
(Must be submitted at least 30 days prior to opening)

The new location of the pharmacy must meet the requirements described in Part XIII of the Regulations of the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists. The operation of the pharmacy shall adhere to the requirements illustrated in Parts XIV, XVII, XVIII and XIX of these same Regulations.

Please note: You will need to have electronic versions of the floor plan, which outlines the dispensary and the product self-selection area (Schedule III products) ready, before you begin the online application.

Click on the following [link] to login to your NBCP profile and access the application form.

Wholesaler

The New Brunswick College of Pharmacists has a duty to uphold and protect the public interest in the practice of pharmacy.

Wholesalers must register with the College (this applies to wholesalers whether their business is located in New Brunswick or not) and only distribute limited access drugs to pharmacies registered with the College in New Brunswick.  Limited access drugs pose enough potential risk to the public that they require either a prescription, professional intervention or supervision from a pharmacist at point of sale. Wholesalers must maintain registration, renew annually, and notify the College of any changes to contact information. 

Wholesaler Registration

Pharmacies in New Brunswick must only be purchase limited access drugs from wholesalers that are registered with the College.  [Regulation 15.4]

List of registered wholesalers

Wholesaler Corporation Name Change

 

 

 

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