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Health Canada Pharmacy Inspections and the Application of the Regulations

April 10, 2024 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zoom – Digital Delivery, Vancouver BC

Under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA), Health Canada plays a central role in overseeing compliance and enforcement, working in conjunction with law enforcement agencies and healthcare professionals to uphold the integrity of the controlled substances regulations. Understanding the background and intricacies of the CDSA is essential for pharmacists and other stakeholders involved in the healthcare sector to fulfill their legal obligations and ensure responsible handling of controlled substances.

Join us for a webinar with Angela Lina, Western Team Lead for the Health Canada Community Pharmacy Inspection Program, as she explains Health Canada’s pharmacy inspection processes and explain a pharmacist’s obligations under the CDSA and the associated regulations. It will also provide examples of what is expected and how to comply.

Learning objectives:

By the end of this session, you should be able to: 

  • gain an understanding of Health Canada’s Pharmacy Inspection Program and the powers of the inspector
  • be able to apply Health Canada’s regulations and the legislative framework to your pharmacy practice

About the Speaker: Angela Lina

Angela is a Compliance and Enforcement Officer and Team Lead in Health Canada’s Controlled Substances Program. She is a regulatory specialist whose primary focus is on the application of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and its associated regulations as they relate to pharmacists.

Angela has been inspecting Canadian pharmacies and educating pharmacists about their obligations when dealing with controlled substances since 2015.

Prior to this, Angela worked for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as a microbiologist and a laboratory auditor under ISO 17025 and in the private sector as a Quality Assurance Officer and auditor giving her many years of experience in inspection techniques and an understanding of the importance of good record keeping.

Registration Information

This event is complimentary to pharmacists in BC. A BCPhA account is required to register for this event. If you do not have a login account or if you are unsure if you have a login, please fill out the Account Creation Form and a member of the BCPhA team will contact you. Accounts can be created free of charge with valid College registration.

Registration closes an hour prior to the start of the webinar, at 5:00 PM. On the day of the webinar, you will receive a link to the webinar by email. The email will come from and could be in your junk folder.