Professional Practice Requirements

Administration of Injections Policy & Application

Application for authorization to administer injections must be made to the College within one year of successful completion of the training program. Pharmacists who wish to administer injections as authorized under Regulation 22.3 must meet requirements as outlined in the Administration of Injections Policy.

Cannabis for Medical and Non-medical Purposes

New Brunswick College of Pharmacists Cannabis Position Statement [PDF]

Destruction of Cannabis for Medical Purposes - Controlled Substances Directorate, Health Canada 

Central Fill Practice Directive (Centralized Drug Order Processing)

The Central Fill Practice Directive was created to enable efficient drug distribution systems within the practice of pharmacy in New Brunswick. Click here for more information.

Collaborative Practice

The Pharmacy Act allows pharmacists to practice under a Collaborative Practice Agreement with other health professions. The pharmacist(s) may participate in the practice of ordering, managing and modifying drug therapy according to a written collaborative practice agreement between the pharmacists and authorized prescribers who are responsible for the patient’s care.

Compounding (Sterile Preparations)

Model Standards for Pharmacy Compounding of Hazardous Sterile Preparations [PDF]
Model Standards for Pharmacy Compounding of Non-hazardous Sterile Preparations [PDF]

Codeine - Exempted Codeine Products

NB College of Pharmacists Practice Directive: Submission of Exempted Codeine Products provided to patients to the Drug information System (DIS) / Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) [PDF]


Mandatory Medication Incident Reporting (MMIR)

New Brunswick College of Pharmacists MMIR Practice Directive [PDF]

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

New Brunswick College of Pharmacists MAiD Position Statement [ PDF]

Canadian MAiD Data Collection Portal

Regulations for the Monitoring of MAiD

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): MAiD

Medication Dispensed in Compliance Aids

Methadone Practice Directive for Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT)

The Methadone Practice Directive is intended to reflect current best practice in New Brunswick and elsewhere. Pharmacies providing Methadone Maintenance Therapy (MMT) must notify the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists through the pharmacy manager online profile. The holder of the certificate of accreditation of the pharmacy is to ensure all pharmacy staff including pharmacist locums are familiar with and adhere to this practice directive.

Minor Ailments (assessing and prescribing)

Prior to incorporating activities that relate to Minor Ailments into practice, members must declare to have participated in Minor Ailments Orientation (attended in person, watched the recorded presentation or have read the accompanying document ). Members can notify the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists through a link on their online member profile.

New Brunswick pharmacists may prescribe a drug, treatment or device for the treatment of a condition listed in Appendix 2 to the Regulations. Regulations 21.8(1) and 21.8(2) describe this authority in more detail. When searching the member directory on this website, authorization for Minor Ailments is indicated next to the member’s name and registration number.



New Brunswick College of Pharmacists Position Statement: Naloxone 

Pharmacy Practice Management Systems (PPMS)

Pharmacy practice management systems are a critical part of the infrastructure needed for effective compliance with standards of practice for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and standards for the operation of pharmacies. The National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) has facilitated the development of a series of essential requirements considered to be the minimum standard for pharmacy practice management systems (PPMS). The New Brunswick College of Pharmacists adopted these requirements in February, 2014.

Quality Management Program (QMP)

A documented, ongoing Quality Management Program supports the safe practice of pharmacy for the benefit of practitioners and patients and also facilitates adherence to professional standards and requirements of pharmacy legislation in New Brunswick. As per  Regulation 14.2, the pharmacy manager named on the certificate of operation is responsible for the implementation of and adherence to the QMP.

QMP Expectations of the New Brunswick College of Pharmacists


Travel Medicine: Prescribing of Restricted Vaccines

Before a pharmacist prescribes vaccines for one of the diseases listed in Appendix 2, section 3 of the Regulations he or she must successfully complete The International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) certification in Travel Health.

For more information, please click here.