PRIME / PharmaNet Access
Information for Registrants seeking initial, renewal, and restoration of Prescriptive Authority Certification
Access to PharmaNet will be a condition to gaining, renewing, or restoring certification in Prescriptive Authority as of November 15, 2023.
PharmaNet access by enrolling in PRIME is a requirement only for full (practising) registrants who hold Prescriptive Authority Certification and those who are applying for or are restoring this certification. It does not apply to student registrants or non-practicing registrants.
November 15, 2023 is the deadline to sign up for PharmaNet access for registrants currently holding Prescriptive Authority Certification.
Steps for obtaining PharmaNet Access
PRIME is a prerequisite for setting up your PharmaNet access; your PharmaNet software vendor requires your PRIME approval to set up your access.
- Set up your User Account with PRIME. This step requires your BC Services card.
- Register your site.
NOTE: A PharmaNet site is a physical location used to deliver in-person patient care. A PharmaNet software vendor must be set up at that location.
- If you are in a clinic with other providers who have PharmaNet access, check with your clinic owner to determine if your site is already registered and the identity of PharmaNet Administrator.
- If you are an individual ND registering a site, review the BC PRIME website for more information about setting up a site, including identifying site signing authority and IT software vendors that may be available for contracting and organizational agreements.
Virtual Sites and Sites Outside of BC
PharmaNet can only be accessed while the user is physically located in BC and clinics may not be roaming or entirely virtual in their setup.
Proof of PharmaNet Access
The following evidence of PharmaNet access is required for a Primary Place of Practice:
- A copy of an email from your PharmaNet Site Administrator or your PharmaNet software vendor verifying your access to your PharmaNet.
The name, address, phone number and email address of your PharmaNet Site Administrator must be clearly visible in the event that CNPBC needs to follow up.
Full (practising) registrants holding Prescriptive Authority Certification will be required to upload the above evidence as part of the 2024 registration renewal application on ROSS.
Full (practising) registrants applying for or restoring the Prescriptive Authority Certification will be required to provide the above evidence as part of their application documents emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ending PharmaNet Access
If you need to end your access to PharmaNet following changes to your registration status, Prescriptive Authority Certification, or Practice setup/location, you can submit a request through PRIME.
Issues with Personal Information Verification for PRIME/Pharmanet Enrolment
PRIME uses personal information included on your BC Services Card (name, date of birth, etc.) If you are advised by PRIME Support that the personal information on your BC Services Card does not match with Ministry of Health records, please email email@example.com and we will assist you.
PRIME enrolment must be renewed yearly. This renewal is separate from your annual registration renewal with CNPBC. The latter runs from mid-November to December 31st of each year. Your PRIME enrolment renewal might fall on a different date.