With staff shortages at an all time high, the Minister of Health announced that BC pharmacies will be given the authority to prescribe minor medications by spring 2023. Expanding pharmacists' scope of practice should help reduce the wait time at your local GP, it will give those without a designated GP access to critical medications and continuing care.
On October 14th, pharmacists were granted permission to administer injections and change/renew some prescriptions (with restrictions).
As of today, your local pharmacy can assist with the following:
The additional services offered in 2023 could include:
These changes are predicted to drastically improve patient health outcomes and reduce the wait times at online and walk-in clinics
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