For the Public

Talk to your Pharmacist about changes in Alberta Pharmacy


Pharmacists have a key role to play in the health of Albertans’ and offer a broad range of services to ensure the best health outcomes for their patients.


On July 1, 2012, a new Pharmacy Services Framework, jointly developed by the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association and the Government of Alberta, came into effect. It further supports pharmacists’ active role in advancing Albertans’ health.


What will the changes on July 1 allow pharmacists to do?
What services will pharmacists be able to offer me from the Pharmacy Services Framework?
Will I still need to see my family doctor?
What is a Comprehensive Annual Care Plan?
What is a Standard Medication Management Assessment?
What should I do with the medication list that the pharmacist provides me as part of my Comprehensive Annual Care Plan or my Standard Medication Management Assessment?
Will the decisions of my pharmacist be made available to my other health care providers?
Why is the Alberta government compensating pharmacists for patient care services?