The College continues to update our guidance and resources for pharmacy professionals related to COVID-19, including regarding patient care, training, health and safety, and pharmacy operations.
In response to the many questions received from registrants, new information is regularly added to the COVID-19: Information for Pharmacy Professionals page.
Topics covered on this page include:
- COVID-19 testing
- CDSA Section 56 exemption
- Infection prevention and control
- Wearing masks
- Mental health support
- Managing Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT)
- Informing the College of temporary pharmacy closures
- And more…
Please continue to check back on the COVID-19: Information for Pharmacy Professionals page regularly for updates and ensure you read the biweekly e-Connect email newsletter.
ONTARIO PHARMACY HEALTH PROGRAM — SUPPORTING REGISTRANTS WITH MENTAL HEALTH OR SUBSTANCE USE CONCERNS
When pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are dealing with mental health and substance use challenges, including addiction, stress, anxiety, depression or other conditions, the College’s goal is to recognize those challenges and support individuals to access the resources they need so that they can practice in a safe manner.
One of the ways that the College has facilitated this support is through a partnership with Lifemark Health to establish a program specifically for pharmacy professionals called the Ontario Pharmacy Health Program. This program can be accessed directly by pharmacy professionals in a confidential manner without involvement from the College.
For more information, please visit the Ontario Pharmacy Health Program website and read the Pharmacy Connection article “Making Mental Health a Priority for Pharmacy Professionals” for common questions about the program.