Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP)

The mandate of the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) is to serve and protect the public and hold Ontario’s pharmacists and pharmacy technicians accountable to the established legislation, standards of practice, code of ethics and policies and guidelines relevant to pharmacy practice.

The Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) also ensures that pharmacies within the province meet certain standards for operation and are accredited by the College.

Vision, Mission & Values:

The Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) vision, mission and values, which guide and direct the operations of the College, are established by the Board of Directors and are outlined in the Board’s most current strategic plan.

Vision: A trusted, collaborative leader that protects the public and drives quality and safe pharmacy care and improved patient outcomes.

Mission: The Ontario College of Pharmacists regulates pharmacy practice to serve the interests, health and well being of the public.

Values: Accountability, Integrity and Transparency

The College fulfills its mandate to protect the public by:

More details about the specific objects of the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) are set out in section 3 of the
Health Professions Procedural Code.

Legal Powers & Authority:

The legal powers and duties of the College are set out in the Regulated Health Professions Act, the Health Professions Procedural Code, the Pharmacy Act and the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act.

The activities of the College, which are overseen by a Board of Directors comprised of elected practitioners and government appointed public members, are subject to a number of oversight mechanisms including oversight by the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board and the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council.

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