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Our practice includes working with pharmacists who face complaints and other regulatory challenges at the Ontario College of Pharmacists (“OCP”). Josh Koziebrocki’s article discussing complaints before the Ontario College of Pharmacists has been published in The Ontario Pharmacist magazine. Koziebrocki Law works with pharmacists on the following regulatory issues:

  • Responding to various inquiries at the Ontario College of Pharmacists, including drafting responses to complaints that are reviewed by the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (“ICRC”) at the OCP; 
  • Advising on compliance with relevant legislation, including the Regulated Health Professions Act, the Pharmacy Act, the Drug Interchangeability and Dispensing Fee Act, the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act, the Narcotics Safety and Awareness Act, and the Ontario Drug Benefit Act;
  • Navigating issues related to OCP initial registration and entry to practise, annual registration renewal and the quality assurance program;
  • Advocating on behalf of pharmacists at discipline hearings;
  • Assisting with Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) investigations and audits
  • Representing pharmacists in appeals before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPARB) (e.g. where a decision of the ICRC has been made);
  • Working with pharmacists to respond to allegations of professional misconduct;
  • Assisting with fitness to practice matters;
  • Reporting past history, including criminal charges and findings of guilt, to the OCP; and
  • Advising pharmacists on other practice issues that may arise, such as employment contracts, loyalty points programs, and operating internet sites.