Rural Pharmacies



NCLGA Executive Recommendation: No Recommendation


WHEREAS numerous small isolated communities presently receive their prescriptions and over-the-counter medical supplies from “tele-pharmacies” whose staff work under the supervision of a pharmacist located at a distance and available by phone;

AND WHEREAS many of those communities are in danger of losing their pharmacy services at the end of 2016 because of a shortage of qualified pharmacy technicians in British Columbia:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the North Central Local Government Association lobby the provincial government to work with the College of Pharmacists to create an education delivery system compatible with the challenges of upgrading and qualifying in small isolated communities so that a pool of qualified Pharmacy Techs willing to work in small communities is created and that tele-pharmacies can continue to provide services in small isolated communities.