Understanding Governance in Pharmacy Practice – CPhM’s Role in Self-Regulation
Regulation and self-regulation play pivotal roles in ensuring the safe and ethical practice of pharmacy professionals. Explore how the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) actively engages in self-regulation to uphold the public interest.
- Regulation: The compilation of activities ensuring professionals practice safely, competently, and ethically.
- Self-Regulation: Granting professionals the privilege and responsibility to regulate their own conduct, safeguarding the public during service provision.
CPhM’s Role in Self-Regulation:
The Manitoba government has entrusted pharmacy professionals with the privilege of self-regulation by establishing the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba (CPhM) through legislation. This acknowledges their expertise and effectiveness in governing their professions.
Key Mechanisms for Self-Regulation:
- Pharmacy professionals actively participate in rule determination by selecting representatives to the Council.
- The Minister of Health appoints public representatives, ensuring meaningful public engagement.
- Pharmacy professionals are accountable for their conduct, with CPhM providing assistance and oversight.
Maintaining the Privilege of Self-Regulation:
CPhM ensures the continued privilege of self-regulation by upholding the public interest and avoiding activities with perceived professional self-interest.
Public participation in all aspects of regulating the pharmacy profession is necessary to ensure that the professionals remain accountable to the general public. CPhM achieves this level of participation by having public representatives appointed to Council and statutory committees.
CPhM Upholds Public Interest by:
- Establishing and maintaining registration criteria for qualified pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
- Setting and maintaining standards of practice and a code of ethics for safe and ethical pharmacy care.
- Handling complaints through fair investigation, prescribing remedial or disciplinary actions as required.
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