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Joint Statement: Dispensing and Administering Unscheduled Drugs (Vitamins and Minerals)

Joint statement: CDBC, CRNBC, CPBC on dispensing vitamins and minerals.

Posted Dec. 11, 2012

The College of Dietitians of British Columbia (CDBC), the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia (CPBC), and the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) confirm that when recommended by a dietitian as part of a therapeutic diet, pharmacists may dispense unscheduled drugs and registered nurses may administer them.

Dietitians recommend unscheduled vitamins and minerals as part of a nutritional care plan or therapeutic diet. These products do not require an order (or prescription). Similarly, other unscheduled products (such as protein powder, pectin and MCT oil) may also be recommended for inclusion in oral or enteral diets. Registered nurses work with other health professionals to provide safe and effective care to clients.

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