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.

2017-2018 Seasonal Influenza Program

2017-2018 Saskatchewan Pharmacy Letter

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Inj_Drug_Screen_Consent (updated).pdf

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Inj_Drug_Screen_Consent (large).pdf

This is a large print version of the consent form.

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Vaccine_ Screening_and_Consent_Form (updated).pdf

This form is specific to non-influenza vaccines. 

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Influenza Immunization Program Policy Documents

Disposal of Vaccine March 2017

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Long Bulletin Update: Influenza Program (October 2016)

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Short Bulletin Update: Immunization Program (October 2016)

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Influenza Immunization Policy (October 2015)

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Distribution Policy (October 2016)

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2016-2017 Seasonal Influenza Handbooks

Handbook for Pharmacists

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Regional Health Authorities and First Nations Jurisdictions Handbook

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Vaccine Screening Tool and Consent Form

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Guide for Vaccine Screening Tool Questions (2016-17)

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Injectable Drug (non-vaccine) Screening Tool and Consent Form

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Fact Sheet and Wallet Cards

Fact Sheet and Wallet Cards

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Support Documents

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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Landmarking & Technique Refresher

Landmarking & Technique Refresher

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Exposure Protocol

Needle Stick Injury

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

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Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids

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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PAS IT ON (#81) Special Edition - Influenza Immunization Program

#81 PAS It On Special Edition - Influenza Immunization Program

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RECORDED WEBINAR 2016 Influenza Immunization Program Update - Oct 19, 2016

2016 Immunization Update Webinar Recording

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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.

Direct Observed Therapy - Policy & Procedures

Information about policy that pharmacies must abide by for this service including eligible patients, pseudoDINS for DOT managed care fees and documentation requirements.

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Direct Observed Therapy - Form (Appendix III)

Pharmacists must document witnessed administration on this form.

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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #582

The Pharmacy Information Bulletin #582 contains information about prescribers, eligible patients, drugs and an FAQ section.

Published April 1st, 2015

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Saskatchewan Formulary Bulletin #153

Exception Drug Status (EDS) criteria for the drugs used in this program.

Published April 1st, 2015

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Hepatitis C Drugs: Harvoni, Sovaldi, and Ibavyr

Complete information about the program including DOT billing policy, billing process, EDS criteria and application forms for eligible drugs, prescriber application forms.

Published April 2015

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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.

New SMAP Forms Fillable

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NEW SMAP Mandatory Documentation Forms (pdf format).pdf

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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 - SMAP Documentation

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Saskatchewan Medication Assessment Program (SMAP) Policy Sept 2015

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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.

STEP 1 - Am I Getting the Most from my Medication?

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STEP 2 - Medication Review Reminder Form

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STEP 3 - My Medication Checkup

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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STEP 4 - Personal Medication Record

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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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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STEP 6 - Follow-up Tracking Form

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Practitioner SMAP Cover Letter

This cover letter has been developed by PAS to further support pharmacists. Consider using this as a fax or email cover letter to help communicate the SMAP program details and findings to your patient's practitioners.

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Supportive Documents

SMAP - Procedures and Guidelines

Supportive guide to the pro-am, created by the Ministry of Health

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Pharmachek Patient Screening Tool Response

Guide created by the CPhA to support the delivery of a medication assessment.

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Billing Policy

The Pharmacy Information Bulletin #540 and Pharmacy Information Bulletin #540a are overviews of the program.

SMAP - Policy and Procedures

Complete policy and procedure requirements of the program including beneficiaries pseudoDINS and program limitations cans be found in this document.

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Overview of the program

Pharmacy Information Bulletin #540

Ministry of Health program overview including guidelines, billing procedures and FAQ

Published June 27, 2013

 

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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #540a

Ministry of health program summary

Published June 27, 2013

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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #553 November 18 2013 SMAP FAQ

FAQ

Published November 18, 2013

 

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Home Care / Mental Health - Medication Assessment & Compliance Packaging

Eligible Drug Plan Extended Benefits Branch (DPEBB) beneficiaries receiving homecare or mental health services, living in their own homes may receive an annual medication assessment and compliance packaging.

Billing Policy

Pharmacies may bill for Mental Health patients while following the  Medication Assessment and Compliance Packaging for Mental Health Clients Policy and Pharmacy Information Bulletin for Mental Health Clients

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 - Medication Assessment and Compliance Packaging

Program overview

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CLSD in Group Homes or Approved Private Service Homes - Medication Assessment and Compliance Packaging

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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Home Care - Medication Assessment and Compliance Packaging

Program overview for those patients who require medication management as assessed by Home Care services

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Online Education

Medication Assessment with Compliance Packaging Presentation

Powerpoint for a session on the  Medication Assessment with Compliance Packaging Program.

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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.

590 Minor Ailments

Program Summary

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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #566 - Minor Ailments Prescribing Policy

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

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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.

NIHB does not recognize pharmacists as prescribers for minor ailments, so any prescriptions adjudicated to NIHB for minor ailments are subject to audit.

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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:

Pharmacy Information Bulletin #492

Program Overview

Published March 3, 2011

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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #493

FAQ

Published March 31, 2011

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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #504

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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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #546

Published September 26, 2013

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Emergency Contraception

In Saskatchewan pharmacists prescribing for emergency contraception must be certified and must abide by the Drug Plan's Emergency Contraception Prescribing Policy to qualify for billing.

EPC Pharmacy Documentation (fillable)

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EPC Pharmacy Documentation (non-fillable)

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617 Bulletin July 22, 2016 Levonorgestrel 1.5mg Additional Information

Addition of Plan B, Backup Plan Onestep 1.5mg tablets to ECP benefit list

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Pharmacy Information Bulletin #346

Emergency Contraception Prescribing Policy.

Published August 5, 2003

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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

Pharmacy Information Bulletin #416

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 May 19, 2016 v.2 - Methadone and Suboxone Billing Process Changes

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What's New

2017-2018 Saskatchewan Pharmacy Letter

The Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch are registering pharmacies that plan to participate in the Province's 2017-2018 Seasonal Influenza Program.

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Updated SMAP Forms and Education

The Ministry of Health will be changing mandatory documentation requirements for the Saskatchewan Medication Assessment Program (SMAP) September 1, 2017.

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