Lock and Leave Permit

If a pharmacy is located in such a position where it does not occupy all of the premises and operates for fewer hours than the premises are open (example, within a grocery store), the pharmacy manager must advise SCPP that the pharmacy is operating as a lock and leave pharmacy.

The pharmacy manager must ensure that when the pharmacy is closed, the dispensary and all drugs are locked up to prevent unauthorized access, and that no drugs are dispensed, provided for sale, or sold from the pharmacy when the pharmacist is absent.

Requirements are pursuant to The Pharmacy and Pharmacy Disciplines Act and the SCPP Regulatory Bylaws, which can be found under Legislation on the QUICKLINKS section of the website homepage. Section 9 of Part J of the SCPP Regulatory Bylaws in specific, gives Lock and Leave requirement details.


General Requirements

The pharmacy manager is to:

  • Advise the College office at info@saskpharm.ca
  • Provide a description and drawing of the physical layout of the Lock and Leave enclosure for review PRIOR to construction.
  • Complete the online “Application for Lock and Leave Permit.” The pharmacy manager must complete the “Pharmacy Permit Amendment Application” available by logging into the pharmacy manager profile
  • Submit the Lock & Leave Installation Fee
  • Comply with all requirements as per the bylaws, guidelines and legislation
  • Supply photographs of the completed Lock and Leave enclosures if requested
  • Contact your assigned field officer to set up a mutually acceptable inspection time

Upon satisfactory inspection approval of the Lock and Leave application, the permit will be issued in accordance with the bylaws of SCPP. The pharmacy manager will be advised of the approval of the Lock and Leave Permit. 




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