On December 1, 2017, the SCPP Regulatory Bylaws that made a continuous quality improvement (CQI) program requirement (COMPASS) a requirement in all proprietary pharmacies, came into effect.
As COMPASS is the only program that meets the continuous quality improvement (CQI) program requirement standards, the College is levying a surcharge of $500 per pharmacy to finance ongoing administrative fees and subscriptions to the resources needed for COMPASS, including medication incident identification and reporting systems, and a safety self-assessment tool.
For more information about proprietary pharmacy permit fees, as well as registration, membership, licence and reinstatement fees, please review Part F of the SCPP Administrative Bylaws.
Breakdown of the $500.00 permit fee:
|CPhIR/MSSA subscription||$ 340.00*|
|Ongoing administrative fees||$ 160.00**|
|Total fee||$ 500.00|
*ISMP charges SCPP a $170.00 COMPASS subscription fee for satellite pharmacies. SCPP will absorb this cost as well as the administrative fees for 2020-2021 permit renewal year.
**The Community Pharmacy Incident Reporting System (CPhIR) and Medication Safety Self-Assessment (MSSA) subscription is the largest portion of the $500.00 cost and is paid directly to ISMP Canada. The remainder of the fee goes towards administrative costs such as implementation, compliance, monitoring and developing resources for pharmacy staff.