Professional Services

DPEBB Professional Services Chart

DPEBB Professional Services Chart with PseudoDins

This handy chart presents an overview of all current provincially funded services in Saskatchewan. You will find:

  • Descriptions,
  • Notes and limitations,
  • Service fees, and
  • PseudoDINS.

(Updated Nov 13, 2015)

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Influenza Immunization Program (and other injectables)

Pharmacists are now permitted to administer drugs by injection and other routes. Find below many resources related to the Influenza Immunization Program, several support documents for all injectable drugs and consent form to administer non-vaccine drugs.

2018-2019 Seasonal Influenza Program

PAS It ON Influenza Immunization Program 2018-19 (Oct 5 2018).pdf

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Influenza Immunization Program Reminders 2018.pdf

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2018-19 - Master List of Participating Pharmacies

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Influenza Immunization Program Policy Documents

Saskatchewan Publicly Funded Influenza Immunization Policy 2018-19.pdf

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DPEBB Influenza Immunization Program Sept 17 2018.pdf

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#673 Pharmacy Information Bulletin October 2018.pdf

Influenza Immunization Program Update 2018-19

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#671 Pharmacy Information Bulletin September 2018.pdf

Vaccine Distribution Policy

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Injection Administration Program

Injection Administration Program Policy.pdf

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#679 Pharmacy Information Bulletin October 2018.pdf

New Injection Administration Program

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Fact Sheets and Posters

Ordering Information for Fact Sheets and Wallet Cards

Fact Sheets

It is mandatory to provide the 2018-2019 Influenza Vaccine Fact Sheet to each patient to fulfill consent requirements to patients seeking influenza vaccination. The Fact Sheet can be viewed and ordered free of charge.

Wallet Cards

It is mandatory that all patients receive a Ministry Wallet Card bearing the name and date of immunization as proof they received the vaccine.  Wallet cards can be viewed and ordered free of charge.

Note: For children age 5-8 needing a second dose of vaccine (minimum of 4 weeks later) be sure to also include the date of the next immunization required on the wallet card.

2018_Flu_Poster-No Fluke_DOWNLOAD.pdf

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2018_Flu_Poster-Thermometer_DOWNLOAD_.pdf

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Consent Forms

Guide for Vaccine Screening Tool and Consent Form Questions.pdf

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Fillable Vaccine Screening and Consent Form.pdf

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Vaccine Screening and Consent Form.pdf

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Vaccine_ Screening_and_Consent_Form (large) (Oct 2018).pdf

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Inj Drug Screen and Consent updated.pdf

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Inj Drug Screen and Consent large.pdf

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Support Documents

FAQs Influenza Immunization Program 2018-19 (Oct 5 2018).pdf

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0ff-site Clinic preparation.pdf

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Influenza Immunization Reporting Summary (Oct 4 2018).pdf

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Cold Chain Log (October 2016)

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Injection Supply (October 2016)

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Anaphylaxis Kit Record (October 2016)

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Anaphylaxis Protocol (October 2016)

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Influenza Injection Process (October 2016)

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Administration Information for Common Injectable Drugs October 2018.pdf

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SCA Influenza Immunization Guideline 2018.pdf

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Landmarking & Technique Refresher

Landmarking & Technique Refresher

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Injection Technique Refresher Videos from CPDPP

IM Technique Video

SC Injection Video

Child Hold Video

 

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Exposure Protocol

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Needle Stick Injury -“Seek medical treatment immediately following a needle-stick injury” 

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Management of Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids.pdf

Management of Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids

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Adverse Event Reporting

Adverse Events Following Immunization(AEFI) Reporting Form

(Required to report serious reactions and unexpected reactions)

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Direct Observed Therapy (DOT)

The Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch (DPEBB) will remunerate pharmacies for witnessing the administration of approved Hepatitis C medications to eligible patients. The purpose of this program is to optimize patient medication adherence by reducing the risk of treatment interruption for approved Hepatitis C medications.

DOT Policy 2017

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#637 Pharmacy Information Bulletin April 2017.pdf

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#645 Pharmacy Information Bulletin August 2017

 

 

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#663 Pharmacy Information Bulletin April 2018

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#165 Saskatchewan Formulary Bulletin April 2017.pdf

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#170 Saskatchewan Formulary Bulletin April 2018 - Hepatitis C.pdf

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Saskatchewan Medication Assessment Program (SMAP)

The Saskatchewan Medication Assessment Program or SMAP is a provincial program available to beneficiaries under the Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch (DPEBB) age 65 and older who are community-based, living in their own residence, taking five (5) or more chronic or taking an anticoagulant or taking a Beers List medication. 

These patients may receive an annual medication assessment and if eligible and require, follow-ups and compliance packaging. Patients living in an approved private service home or group home are eligible for an annual medication assessment.

 

Mandatory Documentation

* New Mandatory  SMAP Documentation

The Ministry of Health recently announced changes to the  Saskatchewan Medication Assessment Program (SMAP) documentation as noted in the # 639 Pharmacy Information Bulletin - SMAP Documentation . These changes will become mandatory as of September 1, 2017. These new forms may be used effective immediately.  

You will be required to use the new forms (below) in order for your pharmacy to receive remuneration from the Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch (DPEBB) for conducting a medication assessment under SMAP. If you have your own forms, they must be approved by the DPEBB prior to use in order for the SMAP fees to be eligible for remuneration. All previously approved forms will need to be re-approved to ensure they meet the DPEBB’s current requirements of the program.

SMAP Policy 2017

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2017 SMAP Documentation Forms Fillable

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NEW SMAP Mandatory Documentation Forms (pdf format )

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Pharmacist Guide to SMAP

The Pharmacist Guide to SMAP (the “Guide”) was developed by PAS and the staff at the Medication Assessment Centre (MAC) to support pharmacists and pharmacy students. The Guide showcases a stepwise approach to performing a medicaiton assessment and demonstrates how the process can be applied to the new SMAP documenation forms (or any other medicaiton assessment documentation).

 

The Pharmacists Guide for SMAP

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Updated Policy and Bulletins

#639 Pharmacy Information Bulletin May 2017

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Please review the  Medication Assessment  Program Comparison Chart for eligibility.

Medication Assessment Program Comparison Chart

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The SMAP Mandatory Documentation forms below may be used until August 31, 2017.  These forms have been developed by PAS and CPhA (adapted from CPhA's Pharmacheck Program) to fulfil the documentation requirements of the SMAP program. 

Please NoteDocumentation other than the forms produced by PAS, must be approved by the Drug Plan to prevent audit claw back.

SASK_Step 5_Practitioner Communication letter.pdf

If communicating to a practitioner this step 5 is mandatory.  Please  download the form first to  view it through your Adobe Acrobat Reader as the fillable form will not show through a browser extension. 

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Medication Assessment & Compliance Packaging Program (MACPP)

Eligible Drug Plan Extended Benefits Branch (DPEBB) beneficiaries may receive an annual medication assessment and compliance packaging if they are:

  • receiving homecare or mental health services, living in their own homes or
  • any patients living in an approved Community Living Service Delivery Group Homes (CLSD)

Please note: Although specific documentation is not mandatory, pharmacists are encouraged to use SMAP documentation for consistency.

Please review the MA Program Comparison Chart for Eligibility.

Medication Assessment Program Comparison Chart

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Mental Health - MACCP Policy

Program overview for patients receiving mental health services

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Home Care - MACCP Policy

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Home Care/Mental Health Request Form

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CLSD MACCP Policy

Program overview for eligible clients living in a Community Living Service Delivery (CLSD) licensed group home or approved private service home

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Minor Ailment Prescribing

Minor Ailment prescribing is a Level 1 Activity. Pharmacists providing minor ailment services to patients must follow the most recent Minor Ailment Guidelines and Documentation developed by medSask. Updates to Guidelines can happen at any time so check back often or subscribe to medSask News to receive email notifications.

MINOR AILMENTS Policy October 2018.pdf

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#678 Pharmacy Information Bulletin October 2018.pdf

Minor ailments expansion with the new agreement.

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Birth Control FAQ - 2018.pdf

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Bladder Infection FAQ - 2018.pdf

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#590 Pharmacy Information Bulletin August 2015

Program Summary

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Minor Ailments Policy 2017

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#566 Pharmacy Information Bulletin April 2014

Pharmacists may bill the Drug Plan a Patient Assessment Fee for eligible patients in accordance with the Minor Ailments Policy

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Special Edition Minor Ailments (52).pdf

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PAS It On #52 Special Edition Minor Ailments.pdf

This PAS it On Special Edition provides an overview of all areas related to minor ailment prescribing.

Published July 2011, updated January 2012.

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All Saskatchewan residents with a valid health card (including NIHB, DVA or other federal beneficiaries) are eligible to receive this billable service funded by the provincial Drug Plan.

 

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Prescriptive Authority (Level 1) Prescribing

All other Level 1 activities including: Interim Supplies, Unable to Access Supplies, Emergency Supply, Missing Information, Alter Dosage Form and Drug Reconciliation Activities Billing Policy are referenced in the Drug Plan's series of Prescriptive Authority for Pharmacists Pharmacy Information Bulletins:

#942 Pharmacy Information Bulletin March 2011

Program Overview

Published March 3, 2011

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#493 Pharmacy Information Bulletin March 2011

FAQ

Published March 31, 2011

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#504 Pharmacy Information Bulletin January 2012

Policy on Narcotics and medications that do not require a prescription

Published January 1, 2012

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In addition to a Special Edition PAS It On Bulleting #48, PAS also created a Guide and an FAQs made available below to PAS members:

Level 1 Prescriptive Authority Pharmacist Guide

Published April 2011

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Prescriptive Authority FAQ's

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PAS It On #48 - Special Edition Prescriptive Authority

Program Overview

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Details pertaining to Minor Ailment Prescribing are outdated in the above documents. For updated information, please refer to the Minor Ailments section on this Professional Services page.

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Partnership to Assist with Cessation of Tobacco (PACT)

PACT is a tobacco cessation program available to beneficiaries of the provincial Drug Plan. It incorporates Prochaska's "Stage of Change" theory and principles of Motivational Interviewing to support patients through their quit journey. Click here for more pharmacist and patient materials to support the delivery of the program.

Mandatory Documentation

The PACT forms below have been developed by PAS to fulfil the documentation requirements of the PACT Policy and Procedure. All forms are mandatory if billing the Drug Plan.

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Documentation other than the forms produced by PAS, must be approved by the Drug Plan to prevent audit claw back.

STEP 1 - Bronze/Bronze Plus

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STEP 2 - Patient Assessment

Includes:

  • 2A - Cessation of Tobacco, and
  • 2B - Review of Patient's Smoking/Tobacco Use

pdf, 244.5kb

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STEP 3 - Personalized Care Plan

pdf, 301kb

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STEP 4 - Practitioner Communication Letter

pdf, 190.5kb

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STEP 5 - Group Session Individual Consent and Registration

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Billing Policy

Complete policy and procedure requirements of the program including beneficiaries, pseudoDINS and program limitations cans be found in the documents below.

All policy and procedure documents can also be found in the Bulletins page on the Drug Plan WEB page, accessible only in community pharmacies, and on the makeapact website.

PACT Policy & Procedure

Published June 3, 2009
Updated October 1, 2013

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#546 Pharmacy Information Bulletin September 2013

Published September 26, 2013

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Seamless Care

Pharmacies may charge a fee when a pharmacist provides seamless care services to a patient who is transferred from an institution to a community setting, in accordance with the Drug Plan's Seamless Care Policy

#416 Pharmacy Information Bulletin April 2007

Seamless Care Policy

Published April 2007

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A Trial Policy Document - Appendix B

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Trial Prescription Program (TPP)

A pharmacy may charge a fee to the Drug Plan when a patient is enrolled in the TPP for eligible drugs, and Trial Prescription Program Policy is followed.

Trial Prescription Program Policy.pdf

Published July 2007

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A Trial Policy Document - Appendix B

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Refusal To Dispense

A pharmacy may charge a fee to the Drug Plan when refusing to dispense eligible prescriptions meeting specific criteria as per the Refusal To Dispense Fee Policy.

Refusal to Dispense Fee Policy

Published April 2007

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A Trial Policy Document - Appendix B

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Methadone Managed Care

A managed care fee may be charged to the Drug Plan for patients receiving methadone for opioid addition as per the Methadone for the Management of Opioid Addictions Policy.

#612 Pharmacy Information Bulletin May 2016

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What's New

Influenza Immunization Program Reminders

An email was sent out to PAS members on October 31, 2018, reminding them about off-site immunizations and the influenza immunizations fees.

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New One-year Agreement

The provincial government and the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan (PAS) have reached a new one-year agreement.

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2018-2019 Influenza Immunization Program

PAS has created a host of support documents once again as pharmacists prepare for the upcoming 2018-2019 Saskatchewan Influenza Immunization Program that will begin Oct 22, 2108, including information for injecting patients age 5-8 and patients living in

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Update on the EpiPen® Shortage

There is a recent update from Pfizer Canada on EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® auto-injectors.

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