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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- 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.