The Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP) is responsible for quality pharmacy practice in Alberta. We:
- develop and enforce pharmacy practice standards and guidelines;
- ensure that only qualified pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are licensed, all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians maintain their knowledge and skills at the highest level possible, and all pharmacies provide a practice environment that supports quality practice and patient safety;
- manage the complaints resolution process related to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacies;
- participate in local, provincial and national forums when health policy is debated; and
- promote patient-centered, collaborative health care that best uses the skills and knowledge of all health care professionals.
Our activities are governed by the Health Professions Act. This Act outlines the organizational structure of the college—namely council and its committees—and dictates responsibilities related to licensure, practice review and complaint resolution.
In 2011, Alberta marked a century of regulated pharmacy practice!
The Centennial Committee, a group jointly supported by the Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP) and the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA), lined up a year that truly did the profession proud.