Following an increasing number of Long-term Care Homes Act regulatory provisions being issued in non-compliance, the Ontario Pharmacists Association’s Long-Term Care Working Group developed best practice guidelines in consultation with Long-term Care Homes Quality Inspection Program staff to assist both long-term care homes and pharmacies in obtaining and maintaining compliance with the drug and pharmacy-related regulatory requirements.

The information in this document is provided to enhance pharmacists’ understanding of the inspection process and legislative requirements, to bring attention to those areas that are most frequently cited as non-compliant, and to provide recommended options/best‐practice guidelines for compliance.