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Council Of The Ontario College Of Pharmacists

Ministry
Health
URL
http://www.ocpinfo.com
Address
483 HURON STREET
TORONTO
M5R2R4
Phone
(416) 962-4861
Fax
(416) 847-8200
Background
PHARMACY ACT, 1991, S.O. 1991, C. 36, S. 7 (opens a new window)
REGULATED HEALTH PROFESSIONS ACT, S.O. 1991, C. 18, SCHED. 2 (opens a new window)
Function

The college regulates the profession of Pharmacy in the public interest by ensuring that individuals have access to services provided by competent health professionals, and that individuals are treated with sensitivity and respect in their dealings with health professionals. Members of the college are governed in accordance with the Pharmacy Act, 1991, the Health Professions Procedural Code, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 and the regulations and by-laws of the college. The college develops and maintains standards of practice, entry to practice requirements, standards of professional ethics, and promotes and develops standards for continuing competence among the members. Various committees of the College of Pharmacists function in a quasi-judicial role with respect to the suspension and revocations of certificates of registration to practice in Ontario.

Membership

Between nine and seventeen members who are elected in accordance with the by-laws by the members of the college, at least two and no more than four of whom must hold a certificate of registration as a pharmacy technician. Between nine and sixteen members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council who are not, members of the college, members of a college as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 or members of a council as defined in the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991. The dean of each faculty of pharmacy of the universities in Ontario are also members. The council elects annually a president and a vice-president from among the members.

Term

There is no limitation in legislation.

Meetings
• There are 4 Board meetings per year (5 full day meetings a year (September is a 2 day meeting). • Most public appointees are assigned to 2-5 committees. o Executive Committee 4 times a year; full day meetings. o Finance and Audit Committee: 3 times a year; 4-hr meetings o Accreditation Committee /Drug Preparation Premises Committee: 2 full day committee meeting a year; 4 full day panel meetings; 6 teleconference (1 hr) o Governance Committee: 2 – 3 times a year; 4-hr meetings o Screening Committee: 2 ‐3 times a year; 4-hr meetings o Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (ICRC): 2 full day meetings a year; plus 8 panel full day panel meetings a year plus 8 teleconferences (1 hr). ICRC meetings may require up to 2 days preparation time o Discipline Committee 35 hearings a year heard by panels ( pprox.. 75 hearing day and pprox.. 45 days for deliberation and decision writing); plus 2 meetings a year of the full committee. Some hearings requiremultiple‐day attendance i.e. between 3‐5 days at a time o Fitness to Practise Committee Approx. 2 full day hearings a year heard by panels; plus 1‐2 full committee meetings a year o Quality Assurance Committee 2 full day meetings a year of the committee; Monthly panel meetings (1 hr) Registration Committee 2 full day meetings a year of the committee; Monthly panel meetings (1 hr). • With the exception of ICRCmost other committees/working groups require a half-day preparation time, ICRC 1‐3 days.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location
1. Member (Part-Time) DEVINDER WALIA
01-Jun-2020 - 31-May-2022
etobicoke
2. Member (Part-Time) GENE (EUGENE) SZABO
06-Jun-2019 - 05-Jun-2022
kanata
3. Member (Part-Time) STEPHEN ADAMS
02-Jul-2020 - 01-Jul-2022
london
4. Member (Part-Time) ELNORA MAGBOO
11-Jan-2020 - 10-Jan-2023
brampton
5. Member (Part-Time) DAVID BREUKELMAN
04-Apr-2020 - 03-Apr-2023
burlington
6. Member (Part-Time) CHRISTINE HENDERSON
26-Apr-2020 - 25-Apr-2023
toronto
7. Member (Part-Time) RANDY BAKER
27-May-2021 - 26-May-2024
toronto
8. Member (Part-Time) CINDY WAGG
17-Jun-2021 - 16-Jun-2024
oakville
9. Member (Part-Time) JOHN DANIEL STAPLETON
12-Aug-2021 - 11-Aug-2024
toronto
10. Member (Part-Time)
11. Member (Part-Time)
12. Member (Part-Time)
13. Member (Part-Time)
14. Member (Part-Time)