PEI College of Pharmacists
The Prince Edward Island College of Pharmacists governs the practice of pharmacy to advance the health and safety of the public
Positive health care outcomes are fostered through enhanced pharmacy practice.
The Prince Edward Island College of Pharmacists (formerly PEI Pharmacy Board) is a body originally incorporated in 1983 with the Pharmacy Act statute under the Laws of Prince Edward Island, Pharmacy Act R.S.P.E.I. 1988, Cap. P-6. The PEI College of Pharmacists was established in September 2014 pursuant to the Regulated Health Professions Act R.S.P.E.I. 2013 Cap. R-10.1.
The College Council is composed of members appointed by the Minister of Health:
- At least 6 members of the College, nominated in accordance with the College's Bylaws
- 1/3 of the members of council are public representatives
- Has at least one member from each regulated health profession that is governed by the college.
Appointments are for a maximum three-year term, and may not be for more than two consecutive terms. The Council chooses one of its members as Chair, and appoints a pharmacist as a Registrar.
The College fulfills its obligation of public protection through the following objects:
(a) to regulate the practice of its regulated health profession and govern its members in accordance with this Act, the regulations and bylaws;
(b) to develop, establish, maintain, monitor compliance with and enforce standards of academic or technical achievement and qualification for registration as a member of the regulated health profession;
(c) to develop, establish, maintain, monitor and enforce standards of practice to enhance the quality of practice by its members;
(d) to develop, establish, maintain, monitor compliance with and enforce standards respecting continuing education for its members, and develop rules respecting exemptions from the continuing education requirements in circumstances the college considers appropriate;
(e) to provide information for the public about the regulated health profession and assist persons in exercising their rights under this Act and the regulations and bylaws;
(f) to develop, establish and maintain programs to promote the ability of its members to respond to changes in practice environments, advances in technology and other emerging issues;
(g) to promote and enhance relations between the college and its members, other colleges, key stakeholders and the public;
(h) to promote inter-professional collaboration with other colleges; and
(i) to administer the college’s affairs and perform its duties and carry out its powers in accordance with this Act, the regulations and the bylaws.