COVID-19 Emergency Registration for Pharmacists
There is a need for increased health workforce capacity to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The recent change to sections 14.1 and 17.1 of the Pharmacy Act, 2012 enables NLPB to issue an emergency registration only in very specific circumstances related to an immediate need for pharmacist or pharmacy technician services “due to an actual or potential threat to public safety, health or welfare or where the minister [of Health and Community Services] or federal Minister of Health makes a request.”
Pharmacy owners, employers or candidates wishing to apply for emergency registration should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further direction. Applications for emergency registration will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to assess the circumstances of the indicated immediate need for services, and each potential emergency registrant’s educational background and experience will be considered to determine:
- whether an “immediate need” has been established, pursuant to the requirements in the Act;
- what registration requirements NLPB is willing/able to exempt the person from;
- what conditions (supervision, practice location restrictions, etc.) will be placed on the registrant’s practice; and,
- the period of time that the emergency registration is to be issued.
  • Licensure flexibility
  • Pharmacy Workers
The Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board (NLPB), established by legislation in 1910, is the regulatory body for the practice of pharmacy in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. To fulfill its obligation of public protection, NLPB:
- registers pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, students and interns, and licenses pharmacies.
- establishes and maintains a quality assurance program to promote high standards for the practice of pharmacy.
- develops standards, guidelines and policies for the practice of pharmacy.
- responds to and manages complaints and discipline relating to the practice of pharmacy.
  • Community Health Services
  • Critical Care
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Home Care Services
  • Hospitals
  • Long-Term Care
  • Mental Health Services
  • Primary Health Care
  • Public Health
  • Other
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Newfoundland & Labrador Pharmacy Board (NLPB)
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