On September 18, 2015, the amendments to the Ontario Drug Benefit Act and Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act were approved by the government of Ontario. These changes came into effect on October 1, 2015.
The Ontario Pharmacists Association is working to create new resources to assist pharmacists in dealing with these changes, including template documentation forms and guides for best practices, as well as maintaining up-to-date FAQs. This page will be updated with tools as they become available.
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care links
Chronic Medication List 2015 (Effective October 1, 2015)
Drug Products Exempted from the Conditions on the Payment of Dispensing Fees (Effective Date: August 1, 2008; Updated November 1, 2008)