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BRITISH COLUMBIA
Initiating Prescriptions of Schedule 1 Drugs1:
NO Independently
NO In a collaborative practice setting/agreement
NO For minor ailments
NO For smoking cessation
NO In an emergency
Adapting/Managing Prescription of Schedule 1 Drugs2:
NO Independently3
NO Independently, in a collaborative practice3
YES Make therapeutic substitution
YES Change drug dosage/formulation/regimen/etc.
YES Renew/extend Rx for continuity of care
Injecting Authority (SC or IM):
NO Any drug/vaccine
YES Vaccines
YES Travel vaccines
YES Influenza vaccine
Labs:
NO Order/interpret lab tests
Techs:
YES Regulated pharmacy technicians
ALBERTA
Initiating Prescriptions of Schedule 1 Drugs1:
YES Independently4
YES In a collaborative practice setting/agreement4
YES For minor ailments
YES For smoking cessation
YES In an emergency
Adapting/Managing Prescription of Schedule 1 Drugs2:
YES Independently3,4
YES Independently, in a collaborative practice3,4
YES Make therapeutic substitution
YES Change drug dosage/formulation/regimen/etc.
YES Renew/extend Rx for continuity of care
Injecting Authority (SC or IM):
YES Any drug/vaccine
YES Vaccines
YES Travel vaccines
YES Influenza vaccine
Labs:
YES Order/interpret lab tests
Techs:
YES Regulated pharmacy technicians
SASKATCHEWAN
Initiating Prescriptions of Schedule 1 Drugs1:
NO Independently
YES In a collaborative practice setting/agreement4
YES For minor ailments
[Pending] For smoking cessation
YES In an emergency
Adapting/Managing Prescription of Schedule 1 Drugs2:
NO Independently3
YES Independently, in a collaborative practice3,4
YES Make therapeutic substitution
YES Change drug dosage/formulation/regimen/etc.
YES Renew/extend Rx for continuity of care
Injecting Authority (SC or IM):
YES Any drug/vaccine
YES Vaccines
YES Travel vaccines
YES Influenza vaccine
Labs:
[Pending] Order/interpret lab tests7
Techs:
YES Regulated pharmacy technicians
MANITOBA
Initiating Prescriptions of Schedule 1 Drugs1:
NO Independently
YES In a collaborative practice setting/agreement4
YES For minor ailments4
YES For smoking cessation4
YES In an emergency
Adapting/Managing Prescription of Schedule 1 Drugs2:
NO Independently3
YES Independently, in a collaborative practice3,4
NO Make therapeutic substitution
YES Change drug dosage/formulation/regimen/etc.
YES Renew/extend Rx for continuity of care
Injecting Authority (SC or IM):
YES Any drug/vaccine
YES Vaccines
YES Travel vaccines
YES Influenza vaccine
Labs:
YES Order/interpret lab tests8
Techs:
YES Regulated pharmacy technicians9

Legend

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Scope of activities, regulations, training requirements and/or limitations dier between jurisdictions. Please refer to the pharmacy regulatory authorities for details.

1 Initiate new prescription drug therapy, not including drugs covered under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
2 Alter another prescriber’s original/existing/current prescription for drug therapy.
3 Pharmacists independently manage Schedule 1 drug therapy under their own authority, unrestricted by existing/initial prescription(s), drug type, condition, etc.
4 Applies only to pharmacists with additional training, certification and/or authorisation through their regulatory authority.
5 Authority to inject may not be inclusive of all vaccines in this category. Please refer to the jurisdictional regulations.
6 For education/demonstration purposes only.
7 Ordering by community pharmacists pending health system regulations for pharmacist requisitions to labs.
8 Authority is limited to ordering lab tests.
9 Pharmacy technician registration available through the regulatory authority (no ocial licensing).

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