The following documents and forms are intended to assist community pharmacies with connection to the Drug Information System and to support dispensary staff before, during and after Go Live.
‘Go Live’ Toolkit: The ‘Go Live’ Toolkit is intended for use by community pharmacy owners/managers responsible for ensuring the activities required to connect to the Drug Information System are completed. The Toolkit contains:
There are two types of Toolkits available for use by community pharmacies.
If you are uncertain about which Toolkit to use or have any questions about the contents, please contact DIS@novascotia.ca.
Pharmacy ‘Go To’ Guide: The ‘Go To’ Guide contains quick reference material intended to support dispensary staff once their store is connected to the Drug Information System. The reference topics include:
Joint Service and Access Policy – Section 5.3:
This policy is an agreement between the community pharmacy or the pharmacy organization and the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness (DIS Program). It is intended to provide clarity on mutual responsibilities, DIS access rules, and protection of privacy.
All dispensary staff members and relief staff must read Section 5.3 of the Policy. (Note: The full Joint Service and Access Policy (Pharmacies and Dispensing Physician) can be found in the ‘Go Live’ Toolkit as well as on the Policies page.)
The following forms must be completed and returned at least two weeks prior to your vendor-scheduled ‘Go Live’ date to initiate connection to the Drug Information System. Return instructions are included on each form.
All dispensary staff members are required to sign an Employee Confidentiality Agreement that references the Nova Scotia Drug Information System. Community pharmacies may choose to make reference to the system in their own confidentiality agreement form or use the form below provided by the Department of Health and Wellness – Drug Information System Program. Employee Confidentiality Agreements must remain in the pharmacy; they are not to be submitted to the Drug Information System Program.
These documents and forms are intended to assist community pharmacies with connection to the Drug Information System.