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Prescribing Drugs for Self-Limiting Conditions

Pharmacists can expand their scope of practice in the areas of prescribing, drug or vaccine administration, and ordering of screening and diagnostic testing by successfully completing the requisite Council-approved education, training, and application process.

Requirements

To prescribe a drug included in the category for self-limiting conditions listed in Schedule 3 to the Regulation (excluding smoking cessation), a pharmacist must

  • be a licensed, practicing member with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba;
  • successfully complete the Self-Limiting Conditions Independent Study Program for Manitoba Pharmacists, including viewing the Fundamentals of Self-Limiting Conditions Prescribing for Manitoba Pharmacists presentation; and
  • successfully apply to the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba to be authorized to prescribe drugs for self-limiting conditions (not including smoking cessation).

To complete the Self-Limiting Conditions Independent Study Program for Manitoba Pharmacists, please contact brobinson@cphm.ca. The cost to complete the module is $50 plus GST.

The Fundamentals of Self-Limiting Conditions Prescribing for Manitoba Pharmacists presentation and slides are available on the Continuing Competency webpage:

https://cphm.ca/practice-education/continuing-competency/

Completed applications for Authorization to Prescribe a Drug Included in Schedule 3 to the Pharmaceutical Regulation for Self-Limiting Conditions (not including smoking cessation) and supporting documents can be forwarded to the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba by email to applications@cphm.ca (preferred method), fax to 204-237-3468, or mail to 200 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R2H 1A7.

DPIN Pharmacist Prescriber Number

All licensed pharmacists are entered into DPIN as prescribers. Pharmacist prescriber numbers consist of the prefix ‘X’ followed by the pharmacist’s licence number. For example, ‘X12345.’ Pharmacists use this prescriber number when entering a prescription into DPIN.

Resources

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Administering Drugs and Vaccines by Injection

Pharmacists can complete requisite Council-approved education, training, and application process to administer drugs and vaccines by injection.

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