Policies, submissions & responses

As an active and vocal advocate for our members, the Ontario Pharmacists Association monitors issues relevant to our profession and frequently issues statements and responses expressing our informed position on these matters. This may take several forms, including developing original policy statements and position papers, providing responses to policies or proposed legislation, making submissions to the government to present our recommendations, and submitting revisions to policies or procedures that are under consideration with the Ontario College of Pharmacists or other health care policy organization.

Following is a summary of our current policy and government relations work on key issues. 

Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) submissions and responses


OPA Response the Proposed Continuous Quality Improvement Program May 5, 2017
OPA Response to the NAPRA Model Standards for Pharmacy Compounding of Non-Sterile Preparations
Nov 17. 2016
OPA Submission to the OCP Consultation re Proposed Implementation Timeline for NAPRA's Sterile Compounding Standards Jun 30 2016
OPA Submission on Proposed Amendments to the Pharmacy Act Regulations, O. Reg.202/94 General May 27, 2016
OPA Response to Proposed Revisions to By-Law No.3 on Fees and Public Register Nov 20 2015
OPA Submission to the OCP Proposed Code of Ethics Nov 7 2015
OPA Response to Proposed Changes to the DPRA Regulations May 11, 2015
OPA comment on the proposed supplement to the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities’ (NAPRA) Pharmacy Practice Management Systems (PPMS) Feb 10, 2014
OPA response to OCP consultation on revised draft regulations for an expanded scope of practice Feb 13, 2012
OPA Submission Letter to OCP_Bill 179 Oct 15, 2010
OPA Submisson to OCP of Proposed Regs for DPRA-Remote Dispensing Aug 6, 2010
OPA Submission to OCP on DPRA Proposed Amendments Feb 16, 2010

Submissions on the Ontario Drug Benefit Act (ODBA) and the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act (DIDFA)


OPA’s OPA submission responding to the Ministry's consultation on proposed amendments to O. Reg 201/96 made under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act, 1990 March 30, 2016
OPA’s Submission on the Proposed Amendments to the Ontario Drug Benefit Act and Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act Aug 24, 2015
OPA Response to Proposed ODB Disp Fee for Remote Dispensing Apr 26, 2011
Ontario Drug Benefit Act (ODBA) and the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act (DIDFA). May 7, 2010
OPA and CACDS Professional Allowances and Code of Conduct Review Jan 9, 2009

Government submissions and responses 


OPA submission responding to the consultation on Bill 87, Protecting Patients Act, 2017 May 8, 2017
OPA Commentary on the Ontario Opioid Strategy Dec 6, 2016
OPA Submission to the Standing Committee re Bill 41 - Patients First Act Nov 22, 2016
OPA Submission on the Propsed Regulation to the Safeguarding Our Communities Act 2015 July 18, 2016
OPA Submission to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy re: Bill 119 - Quality of Care Information Protection Act 2015 Mar 9, 2016

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Jan 22, 2016
OPA Submission to Standing Committee on Social Policy re Bill 33 – Fentanyl Patch for Patch Nov 30, 2015
OPA Submission to Standing Committee Social Policy Bill 21 Safeguarding Health Care Integrity Act Dec 2, 2014
Letter to Executive Officer re: April 1 Generic Price Reductions Mar 10, 2014
OPA submission to standing committee on finance and economic affairs on the value of pharmacy Mar 22, 2013
Letter to Minister Matthews on the Public Drug Program sustainability Feb 7, 2013
OPA submission to consultation on generic Oxycodone Dec 24, 2012
Response to Ontario Seniors Care Strategy Oct 12, 2012
Retirement Homes Act draft regulations April 8 Apr 08, 2011
Answers to Drug System Reform Questions June 24 Jun 24, 2010
Regulatory Update re: drug system reform Jun 21, 2010
Letter to Ministry Follow-Up re: ODB Forumulatory Updates Jun 17, 2010
Letter to Minister Matthews re: drug system reform Jun 10, 2010
OPA submission re: Ontario Long Term Care Homes Act  Jun 4, 2009

 College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario                                                     


Commentary on CPSO draft prescribing drugs policy  Aug 31, 2012  
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