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Centralized Prescription Processing (Central Fill)
The Ontario College of Pharmacists is the registering and regulating body for the profession of pharmacy in Ontario.

Our mandate is to serve and protect the public and hold Ontario’s pharmacists and pharmacy technicians accountable to the established legislation, Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics and policies and guidelines relevant to pharmacy practice. The College also ensures that pharmacies within the province meet certain standards for operation and are accredited by the College.
In response to the extraordinary challenges impacting pharmacy services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the following temporary addendum is in place to assist in the delivery of patient care:

- Should it become necessary during the pandemic, prepared prescriptions may be delivered directly to patients from central fill pharmacy locations, to help limit physical contact between patients and pharmacy professionals and to assist in continuity of care.
- When a central fill pharmacy delivers the drug product directly to the patient or the patient’s agent (e.g. long term care facilities), the central fill pharmacy is responsible for the safety and integrity of the drug product until it is received by the patient or agent.
- Should it become necessary during the pandemic, centralized prescription processing can occur cross-provincially only if pharmacies involved comply with all federal and provincial laws and regulations.

All other responsibilities of the originating pharmacy remain consistent with the policy below including the need to ensure that the patient has provided informed consent to the fact that their prescriptions will be processed by a central fill pharmacy.
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The Ontario College of Pharmacists is the registering and regulating body for the profession of pharmacy in Ontario.

Our mandate is to serve and protect the public and hold Ontario’s pharmacists and pharmacy technicians accountable to the established legislation, Standards of Practice, Code of Ethics and policies and guidelines relevant to pharmacy practice. The College also ensures that pharmacies within the province meet certain standards for operation and are accredited by the College.
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Ontario College of Pharmacists
416-962-4861
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