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Medical Directives
Medical Directives

Role of the Pharmacist

Recommended Format for a Prescription or Requisition Completed Pursuant to a Directive is as follows and “readily signifies to pharmacists that they have a proper order, permitting them to dispense the prescribed medication in accordance with legislative and regulatory requirements” (The Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario).


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Important points

  • Should there be questions about the prescription, the pharmacist would contact the implementer.
  • If the questions cannot be resolved, the physician or authorizer would be contacted for clarification.
  • The physician or authorizer is recorded as prescriber.
  • Where requested, a copy of the directive may also be forwarded to the pharmacist.