Series GR-3597 - Pharmacy audit and monitoring files

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Pharmacy audit and monitoring files

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  • 1987-1992 (Creation)

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2.55 m textual records

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The Pharmacare division was responsible for the administration of the province’s drug reimbursement program of the same name. The division verified and processed claims, negotiated and monitored Pharmacy Participation Agreements, and established benefits and reimbursement policies under the Pharmacare program. The benefits included most prescription medications, insulin, needles, syringes, and blood-glucose testing strips, certain ostomy supplies, designated permanent prosthetic appliances and children’s orthotic devices. Under the Pharmaceutical Services Act (SBC 2012, c. 22), the Minister of Health is responsible for administering the Pharmacare program.

The Pharmacare division was located within the Corporate Programs branch of the Ministry of Health.

By 2006, administration of the Pharmacare program had been transferred to the Pharmaceutical Services division.

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The series consists of monitoring and audit files for dispensing pharmacies across British Columbia. The records were created between 1987 and 1992 by the Pharmacare division of the Ministry of Health during routine audit practices. The series consists of correspondence, audit and statistical reports, and inspection records. Audits, the selection for which can be either random or direct, are performed by the PharmaCare audit section and are carried out to ensure compliance with the terms of participation agreements.

The series is arranged by pharmacy audit project based on the internal Pharmacare number assigned to the pharmacy. Records in this series are covered by ORCS 70420-20 of the PharmaCare services ORCS (schedule 123389).

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In some instances, Thermofax paper was extremely faded and attempts to make copies were not always successful.

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Transferred from the Ministry of Health in May 2016.


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These records are restricted. Please contact the BC Archives for information about access

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Many of the records in this series were interfiled with records from other Pharmacare series. Researchers are encouraged to consult GR-3593, GR-3594, GR-3595, and GR-3596.

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Accession number(s) : 91-9061, 91-9062

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