Note that these answers were current at date of publication and are meant as guidance for pharmacy professionals. The College cannot tell a member what course of action to take, provide legal advice or opinions, or make any decisions for a member.
Q: When processing a prescription written by someone who has been given a medical directive, is the physician listed as the prescriber or would it be the healthcare practitioner who has been designated?
Q: I have been contacted by a doctor’s office to inject [specified vaccine] into one of their patients. Are we allowed to inject it without a medical directive?
Q: We had a patient come into the pharmacy and ask the pharmacist to prescribe a vaccine. If the patient has a drug plan that pays for the vaccine can the pharmacist write the prescription and administer the vaccine? We were wondering if this would be similar to how we bill publicly-funded flu shots.
Q: What are the specific requirements for the accreditation and operation of a compounding pharmacy that makes sterile preparations? Is there a list of required courses and equipment approved by the College?