TORONTO, Dec. 6 /CNW/ - The Ontario Pharmacists' Association (OPA) welcomes the announcement by the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) that pharmacy technicians in Ontario can now be registered as a health profession.
"Pharmacy technicians are vital in supporting patients' health and in improving pharmacy workflow to the benefit of the patient and the pharmacy staff," says Dennis Darby, chief executive officer of the Ontario Pharmacists' Association. "The Association and its members look forward to working with registered pharmacy technicians to explore opportunities to allow both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to excel in their chosen fields."
As the professional association representing Ontario's pharmacists and pharmacists-in-training, OPA has long supported the regulation of pharmacy technicians and has been actively involved in discussions with OCP and other healthcare stakeholders on this issue. The Association will continue to work with the College and the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians to identify those processes which could be taken on by technicians to take maximum advantage of their skill set while enabling pharmacists to turn their attention to providing more comprehensive patient-centred services with regards to drug therapy.
About the Ontario Pharmacists' Association
The Ontario Pharmacists' Association is the professional association that represents the views and interests of more than 12,000 pharmacists and pharmacists-in-training across the province. The Association works to inspire excellence in the profession and practice of pharmacy, and to promote wellness for patients.
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