NLPB Summer Hours
Although the weather may not accurately reflect summer yet, the NLPB office will be observing summer hours beginning Monday, June 10 until Friday, September 13, 2019. During this time, our hours of operation will be: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Have a safe and happy summer!
Proof of Continuous Professional Liability Insurance Coverage
Upload your documentation to your online registrant profile
In accordance with provincial legislation and the NLPB Policy – Professional Liability Insurance Requirements for Registration, all registrants are required to provide proof of continuous professional liability insurance coverage. Each year, when you renew your policy and have received a copy of the new certificate/policy, you must upload an electronic copy of this documentation to your registrant profile. If you are uncertain how to do so, please click on this link for instructions: How to Upload Documents.
Emails to NLPB staff with copies of your documentation will not be accepted – all documentation must be updated and uploaded on your online registrant profile.
Health Canada’s Recommended Guidance: In the areas of security, inventory reconciliation & record-keeping for community pharmacists
Health Canada has released recommended guidance in the areas of security, inventory reconciliation, and record-keeping for community pharmacists. The document has been made available through the NAPRA website in both English and French. Questions regarding these documents should be directed to Health Canada. The appropriate contact information can be found on the landing pages of the links above.
New Course Alert!
Service as a Pharmacist-in-Charge
Registrants are invited to visit the NLPB Learning Portal to view a recently re-launched course called, Service as a Pharmacist-in-Charge: A Position of Responsibility and Accountability. Any new applicant for pharmacist-in-charge is required to take this course and it will eventually become a requirement for all pharmacists who are, or who are planning on becoming, a pharmacist-in-charge.
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Outline regulatory context for the title “pharmacist-in-charge.”
- Discuss the qualifications for the pharmacist-in-charge designation.
- Discuss the duties and responsibilities of the pharmacist-in-charge.
- Outline the NLPB Quality Assurance Program as it applies to pharmacy practice sites.
- Describe the expectations and procedures when opening, buying/selling or closing a pharmacy.
- Describe the expectations and procedures when renovating or relocating a pharmacy.
This course is open to all registrants and, upon completion, can be recorded as a non-accredited learning activity in your online learning portfolio.
The Apothecary – Spring 2019
Updated look & style
The Apothecary, the official newsletter of the NLPB, has recently been updated to better communicate important messages and information with registrants. In the Spring 2019 edition, NLPB core values have been defined and they are also updated on our website. Also in this edition, Registrar Margot Priddle delivers an important message regarding OAMT services, and some “lessons learned” are shared from recent complaints and discipline matters.
If you have comments regarding the new look of the publication, or suggestions on content you would like to see in the next edition please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did You Know? – Some of your questions might already be answered on our website!
We have several Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages online. These pages can be found quickly and easily by clicking on one of the main menu topic areas and then picking the relevant FAQ page from the list. They include a number of commonly asked questions related to areas like:
Registrant Contact Information – Registrants are responsible for ensuring that the contact information on their registrant profile, including email address and practice site, is accurate at all times. The NLPB primarily uses email communication to send newsletters, renewal reminders, practice site assessment information, professional development audit information, calls for interest for committees, and other alerts. If the email address on file is incorrect, important information may be missed and/or disclosed to the wrong person. If your contact information changes, please log into the NLPB Registrant Login to update your file with your new contact information as soon as you can.
Forgot Your Password? – You can retrieve your NLPB Online Registrant Portal password at any time. Under the Login box, click the message that says, “Forgot your password? Click here to restore it.” On the next screen, enter your NLPB username, if you know it, or your email address. Click “Retrieve.” In a few minutes, you will receive an email with your username and password. Once you are logged into your profile, you can change your password.
Receipts & Invoices – NLPB’s Registrant Portal maintains all receipts created by the system. If, for any reason, you need a receipt or to view an invoice, you can do so from your registrant profile. Once logged in, click on “Renewal Other/Invoices” and then select either “view invoice” or “print invoice” next to the one you are interested in.
This e-newsletter contains information on a wide variety of topics intended to enhance the practice of pharmacy in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. As it is published and circulated to all registrants on a monthly basis. It is the expectation of the NLPB that all registrants are aware of the matters contained therein.