In order to operate a pharmacy in Prince Edward Island, the pharmacy must have a permit issued by the PEI College of Pharmacists. The permit holder must appoint a pharmacist, registered in Part A (Direct Patient Care) as managing pharmacist. Both the permit holder and managing pharmacists are jointly responsible for ensuring that the pharmacy is operated in compliance with the PEI Pharmacy Act and Regulations. The Pharmacy Act outlines the requirements for application and operations of a retail pharmacy.
Individuals or corporations wanting to open a new or newly acquired pharmacy must complete the Retail Pharmacy Permit Application at least 30 days prior to the proposed opening date. The applicant must be in good standing with the PEI College of Pharmacists, if the applicant is a member. If the applicant is a corporation, the corporation must be in good standing under the Canada Busines Corporations Act, the Companies Act or the Extra-Provincial Corporations Registration Act and must provide a certificate of good standing.
An inspection will be scheduled within one week of the proposed opening date of the pharmacy. For more information on the inspection process, please select the link below.
Minimum Library Requirements
In accordance with the PEI Pharmacy Act General Regulations, pharmacies operating in Prince Edward Island are required to maintain a reference library. Pharmacies are required to maintain references in each category outlined in the Minimum Library Requirements Policy Updated