Opioid Agonist Treatment Compliance and Management Program for Pharmacy

The B.C. government now mandates that one pharmacist from every pharmacy enrolled in the Opioid Agonist Treatment Provider subclass (formerly Methadone Maintenance Provider subclass) is required to complete the Opioid Agonist Treatment Compliance and Management Program for Pharmacy (OAT CAMPP) training by January 19, 2020. For more details, please refer to the PharmaCare Newsletter.

This accredited course is the first of its kind in Canada focusing solely on the needs of community pharmacists and technicians in delivering care to patients with opioid use disorder. It is based around the most up-to-date research on the disorder and the various types of pharmacological treatments. The course takes a patient-centred approach, discussing the lived experiences of patients and how effective communication from pharmacists can reduce stigma and increase patient engagement.

With support from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, and Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program, and working closely with the First Nations Health Authority, the BCPhA has developed this robust OAT training program. It is consistent with the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) guidelines, the updated professional practice policies of the College, and the requirements of the Ministry of Health.

This course will be required for all registrants who are employed in a pharmacy dispensing OAT according to the College's updated Professional Practice Policy-66: Opioid Agonist Treatment (effective January 1, 2019). The College’s deadline for all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to complete this training program is March 31, 2021.

For pharmacists, the course includes an online self-study component that must be completed before attending an in-person workshop. Pharmacy technicians only need to complete online modules.

Program Background

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of community pharmacists with regard to dispensing opioid agonist treatment (OAT).  
  • Apply the provincial guidelines for the clinical management of opioid use disorder (OUD) when dispensing OAT.
  • Reflect and address self-biases that lead to stigma and discrimination of patients with OUD.
  • Adhere to the regulatory requirements when dispensing OAT.
  • Comply with PharmaCare requirements when submitting claims for OAT.

CCCEP Accreditation

Program Name: BCPhA Opioid Agonist Treatment Compliance and Management Program for Pharmacy
Course author: 
BC Pharmacy Association

This program is CCCEP accredited for 12.0 CEUs.

CCCEP Number: 1092-2018-2572-B-P, expires December 5, 2019.

Please note: this is accredited as a blended program consisting of an online component and a live component. One combined statement of completion for the online modules and the live workshop will be provided after the workshop.

Registration Information for Pharmacists

The online component is a prerequisite for the in-person workshop. By registering in the live workshops below, you will gain access to the online component.

Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive an email with instructions on accessing the online modules.

Member price: $300 plus GST
Non-member price: $550 plus GST

Changes or cancellations made within 10 days of the workshop and "no shows" will incur a $75 fee.

Please stay tuned as we continue to update the list with more locations and dates! If you would like to offer a suggestion for a future location, please register your preferences here or contact yvonne.brown@bcpharmacy.ca.

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019 Best Western Terrace Inn 4553 Greig Ave
Terrace, BC
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Saturday, September 28, 2019 Penticton Lakeside Resort 21 Lakeshore Dr W
Penticton BC
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Saturday, October 5, 2019 Sandman Hotel Castlegar 1944 Columbia Ave
Castlegar BC
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Sunday, October 6, 2019 Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre 711 West Broadway
Vancouver BC
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Saturday, October 19, 2019 Quality Hotel Abbotsford 36035 N Parallel Rd
Abbotsford BC
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Sunday, October 20, 2019 Coast Bastion Hotel 11 Bastion St
Nanaimo BC
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Hilton Metrotown 6083 McKay Ave
Burnaby BC
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Saturday, November 2, 2019 Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre 711 West Broadway
Vancouver BC
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Sunday, November 3, 2019 Civic Hotel 13475 Central Ave
Surrey BC
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Sunday, November 17, 2019 Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe 100 Harbour Rd
Victoria BC
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Saturday, November 23, 2019 Delta Grand Okanagan Resort 1310 Water St
Kelowna BC
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Thursday, November 28, 2019 Hilton Metrotown 6083 McKay Ave
Burnaby BC
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Saturday, November 30, 2019 Prestige Rocky Mtn Resort 209 Van Horne St S
Cranbrook BC
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Monday, December 2, 2019 Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre 711 West Broadway
Vancouver BC
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Saturday, January 11, 2020 Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre 711 West Broadway
Vancouver BC
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Thursday, January 16, 2020 Sandman Signature Kamloops 225 Lorne St
Kamloops BC
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Sunday, January 19, 2020 Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe 100 Harbour Rd
Victoria BC
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Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Executive Plaza Hotel 405 North Rd
Coquitlam, BC
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Monday, February 3, 2020 Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre 711 West Broadway
Vancouver BC
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Saturday, February 8, 2020 Quality Hotel Abbotsford 36035 N Parallel Rd
Abbotsford BC
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Saturday, February 29, 2020 Coast Bastion Hotel 11 Bastion St
Nanaimo BC
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Sunday, March 1, 2020 Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre 711 West Broadway
Vancouver BC
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre 711 West Broadway
Vancouver BC
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Registration for Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacy technicians will only be required to complete the online component of the training.

Program Name: BCPhA Opioid Agonist Treatment Compliance and Management Program for Pharmacy (Online)
Course author:
 BC Pharmacy Association

This program is CCCEP accredited for 6.0 CEUs.

CCCEP Number: 1092-2018-2623-I-P, expires December 5, 2019.

Pricing for pharmacy technicians: $150 plus GST 

If you already have a BCPhA pharmacy technician account, please click here to register for the pharmacy technician course.

If you do not have a BCPhA pharmacy technician account, please click here to create an account. After your account is approved, you will receive information with your account information and how to purchase the course.