The Pharmacy and Pharmacy Disciplines Act authorizes pharmacists to play expanded roles with patient-administered and medical laboratory tests. In particular, section 23(3) states:
“23(3) A licensed pharmacist who meets the qualifications set out in this Act and the bylaws, may, subject to the terms, conditions and restrictions on that licensed pharmacist’s license, perform all or any of the following practices:........
- (c) access and use patient-administered automated tests designated in the bylaws and interpret the results of those tests;
- (d) access, order, perform, use or interpret medical laboratory tests in accordance with the regulatory bylaws made pursuant to this Act and the regulations made pursuant to The Medical Laboratory Licensing Act, 1994.”
For further information and guidance, please review the following documents.
- Medical Laboratory Tests - Accessing, Ordering, Performing, Using or Interpreting: Policies, Standards and Guidelines for Pharmacists
- SCOPe Special Edition - Laboratory Tests, Nov. 2015