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Improve efficiency and reduce treatment delays by collaborating with the Pharmacy providing Palliative Medication. They can provide guidance with:
- formulating medication orders
- current availability of medications
- the list and concentrations of the Facilitated Access Palliative Care Drugs covered by ODB
- coverage and LU requirements for additional Medications
A list of Facilitated Access Palliative Care Drugs covered by ODB can be found on the MOHLTC website at: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/drugs/edition_42.aspx (go to Part VI-B)
Palliative Care Facilitated Access Registration
Physicians should consider registering on the Palliative Care Facilitated Access List with OMA as it greatly reduces paperwork for ODB clients. This requires a Physician Declaration form found here.
Pharmacists and Nurse Practitioners will contact physicians to order, renew, or adapt these medications as only physicians are approved prescribers in the Facilitated Access Program.
For those physicians not registered on the Palliative Care Facilitated Access program, the physician must call the EAP Telephone Request Service (TRS) at 1-866-811-9893 or 416-327-8109 to request coverage of any medication on the Facilitated Access Palliative Care Drug List for ODB clients.
On Prescriptions for Palliative patients, please write either “P.C.F.A.” or “Palliative” and your CPSO number.
Article written by: Steve Coulas BSc Pharm, Petawawa Centennial Family Health Centre