Getting Access to Patient Lab Values


Drug Information System - Getting Access to Patient Lab Values

Community pharmacists, in pharmacies connected to the Drug Information System, are eligible to receive access to patient lab values contained in the provincial Electronic Health Record system, known as SHARE. This access will support the Nova Scotia College of Pharmacists’ Standards of Practice: Testing. There is no cost to pharmacies or pharmacists for this access.

Community pharmacies will receive notification from the Department of Health and Wellness regarding the timing of when requests for access to patient lab values may begin.

SHARE access in community pharmacies is limited to pharmacists (i.e., other dispensary staff are not eligible for access) and patient lab values (i.e., other patient information contained in SHARE is not accessible). Also, community pharmacists will be able to access SHARE only from within their community pharmacy.

The following documents and forms will guide pharmacies through the steps required to obtain access and support the information requirements of the Department of Health and Wellness.


The “PHCO Checklist” is intended for use by Private Health Care Organizations (PHCO) owners/managers; it will guide health care organizations through the process of obtaining access to patient lab values in SHARE for pharmacists. The checklist outlines the step-by-step process to be followed, highlights supporting documents and the forms to be completed, and provides additional information about the training users will need to complete.

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Supporting Documents

The following documents are referenced in the Checklist. They are provided to support sites through the access process and as they begin to use the Portal.


The following forms are referenced and described in the Checklist. These forms must be completed and returned to finalize the access process.