Relocating a Pharmacy
A “relocation” occurs when the pharmacy moves from one location to another. This may mean relocation “outside of the existing location” with a new location address; or “within the premises” with no address change.
When a pharmacy relocates, the pharmacy manager must notify the SCPP in advance, provide details, and submit the online Permit Application form and applicable fee. The College asks pharmacy managers to keep the office advised of the status of the relocation. A Pharmacy Inspection Checklist is available for reference only. These items must be in place prior to the inspection.
Schematics detailing Regulatory Bylaw Part J requirements are required for approval prior to construction/renovation of the relocated pharmacy.
If relocating within the premises without an address change, there is no fee; however, relocating to a new address constitutes a “permit amendment” and a fee would be applicable.
Pharmacy managers must complete and submit the Proprietary Pharmacy Permit Application Form, which can be found in the Pharmacy Manager Portal. The application must be accompanied by a detailed diagram of the layout of the new dispensary as indicated in the Pharmacy Relocation Guidelines.
Advance Notice Requirement
Many of the requirements include advising the relevant party a minimum of 30 working days prior to the planned opening. Please review the guidelines carefully to ensure time requirements are met.