ON ACCURATE BILLING AND DISPENSING RECORDS
Registrants are reminded that the College expects that the dispensing of medications to patients is accurately reflected in the billing and patient medication profile. For example, this means that patients billed weekly for their medications are actually receiving their medications on a weekly basis.
Accurate documentation is always important to enable continuity of care for the patient across the healthcare system (i.e. if the patient is admitted to hospital). Additionally, and in accordance with the Code of Ethics, registrants have a professional responsibility to maintain the public trust. Registrants must not submit charges to patients or to any third party drug payment plan for services that they know or ought to know are false or fraudulent.
Designated Managers, as well as directors and corporations involved with the operation of pharmacies, ultimately share accountability with individual registrants for maintaining the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.