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It’s official: ACP to become the Alberta College of Pharmacy

On July 1, 2018, ACP will stand for Alberta College of Pharmacy.

The name change was initially approved by ACP Council in June, 2017. The Government of Alberta’s Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act (Bill 34) included an amendment to schedule 19 of the Health Professions Act to reflect the college’s new name, and was passed in the Legislature on December 15, 2017.

In the spring of 2017, most registrants responding to an ACP survey supported changing the name. After considering the feedback of registrants, Council chose Alberta College of Pharmacy as the new name for the college, pending government approval. The name allows ACP to maintain its established logo and initials. 

The new name is more inclusive of all the college’s registrants—pharmacy technicians and pharmacists—and better reflects the very broad responsibilities of ACP, which include governing licensed pharmacies. For ACP, the new name also represents an opportunity to build awareness about the environments pharmacy professionals work in, and ensure those environments provide the conditions and technologies to be effective and successful. 

As a result of the name change, the college’s website address has changed to abpharmacy.ca.