SMAP Educational Series

The Ministry of Health will be changing mandatory documentation requirements for the Saskatchewan Medication Assessment Program (SMAP) September 7, 2017 noted in the  # 639 Pharmacy Information Bulletin - SMAP Documentation .

These changes  will become mandatory as of September 1, 2017 although these new forms may be used effective immediately.  

You will be required to use the new forms 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 Forms Non-Fillable

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Educational Events

Find below the complete list of educational events being offered by PAS to support pharmacists:

Next Webinar: TBA

Future topics (dates TBD) in the Medication Assessment Webinar Series will include:
  • Creating and implementing care plans in different pharmacy practice settings
  • Creating solution focused recommendations
  • Shared decision making: Involving patients in treatment decisions 
  • Documenting patient care activities in your pharmacy records
  • Communicating with other health care professionals
  • Following up with patients
  • A framework for counseling patients about new prescriptions
  • Bringing it all together: a medication assessment complete process

More information including dates, learning objectives and registration details of future webinars will be provided over the coming weeks and months.

Registration and Pricing

  • Webinars are free to all PAS members
  • For pharmacists/students that are not PAS members: cost is $20 per webinar or $150 for the series of webinars (10 webinars)
  • You may register for webinars one at a time or sign up for all webinars at once 
  • Please note registration deadlines for attending live webinars. You may register for access to recorded webinars at any time.
  • Reminder emails and future announcements will be made about all upcoming webinars.
  • To  Register  (for individual webinars or the entire series) please click on the  SMAP Educational Series Registration Form (fillable pdf format) below or email with SMAP Webinars as your subject line and stating your preference for live or recorded with your name. 

SMAP Registration Fillable Form

Please fill this form, save it and then send to

  1. FILL out the form (*depending on your computer settings, you may have to download (save) the pdf form first to your computer for it to appear fillable)
  2. SAVE to your computer after you have completed form
  3. EMAIL to

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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 perform a medication assessment. The Guide showcases the stepwise approach utilized in the webinar series and demonstrates how the process can be applied to the new SMAP documentation forms (or any other medication assessment documentation).

This Guide can be used as a resource to follow along with during the webinar and/or for those that prefer a hard copy of the process.

The Guide is available to PAS Members immediately. Non-members will have access to the Guide upon registration for the webinars. 

CE Accreditation

All webinars are pending accreditation from Continuing Professional Development for Pharmacy Professionals. Accreditation forms will be available to pharmacists who complete each module that is eligible for accredited CE.

Medication Assessment Workshop

PAS will also be offering 1-day in-person Medication Assessment Workshops in early 2018 (Saskatoon mid-late January 2018 and Regina in spring of 2018). These workshops will be delivered by Derek Jorgenson and will reflect the process within the webinar series and Guide.

Final dates, CE details and registration information will be sent once finalized.

The Mini Pharmacists Guide for SMAP

This version is best for print only.

This document is only available to Association members.


The Pharmacists Guide for SMAP

This version can be viewed online or printed.

This document is only available to Association members.


Complete Webinar Series

Pre-Series: Webinar      (live and recorded)

Tues June 13th, 2017 7:30-8:30 am

The topics in this webinar included:

  1. Understand the purpose for the changes to the SMAP documentation forms.
  2. Review the SMAP Policy.
  3. Review the updated forms in detail.
  4. Learn about the upcoming webinar series specific to how to provide a medication assessment. 

Medication Assessment Series: Webinar #1      (live and recorded)

Tues   June 20th, 2017       7:30 – 8:30 am 

The topics in this webinar included:

  1. The Patient Care Process – An Overview 
  2. Collecting a Comprehensive Patient History 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the steps in the patient care process.
  2. Explain how the patient care process can be used in various clinical pharmacist services.
  3. Demonstrate a structured and organized approach to collecting information during a patient interview (for the purpose of completing a medication assessment).

Medication Assessment Series - Webinar # 2: Using A Systematic Approach to Drug Therapy Problems   (live and recorded) 

Thurs, Aug 10th, 2017 7:30 - 8:30 am

In the case file, there are some tasks to be completed before the webinar. While it’s not mandatory to complete these tasks, it is recommended to have them done before you begin the webinar for a complete learning experience. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Apply a systematic approach to identifying drug therapy problems using:
    • Therapeutic Thought Process
    • Pharmacotherapy Workup

To access the patient case and the work sheets, click on the links below.

***Those who registered for the webinars (either live or recorded) will have received an email from PAS with the webinar links. The webinars are available only through the links at this time.****

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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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