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March 7, 2013

Draft regulations governing the professional activities that may be engaged in by pharmacists

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The Québec Ombudsman agrees with the introduction in the draft regulations published in the Gazette officielle on January 23 of new professional activities that may be engaged in by a pharmacist, including prescribing and administering certain medications.

In a letter to the Chair of the Office des professions du Québec, also sent to the Minister of Health and Social Services, Raymonde Saint-Germain qualified this by saying that she was worried about the possible financial impact of some of the measures on citizens. She fears that pharmacists will bill for services currently provided free of charge by physicians.