The Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia was incorporated under the Societies Act of Nova Scotia on June 29th, 1979 and is governed by the Bylaws which are in harmony with the Association’s Charter, goals and objectives.
PANS supports the professional and economic interests of its members to advance the practice of pharmacy and improve the health of Nova Scotians.
Vision and Values
PANS is the “go to” organization for advancing pharmacy practice in Nova Scotia:
- having implemented a viable pharmacy services model that is supported by pharmacists, government, private insurers and the public
- having successfully raised public awareness of the value of pharmacy services
- having strong relationships with key stakeholders
- being a key resource for members
- recognized as the voice of pharmacy
We have an active and engaged membership.
We have the right governance model and sufficient funding, human and IT resources to meet our needs.
OUR VALUES ARE…
- We believe our members play an integral role in the delivery of health care in Nova Scotia
- We believe that everyone’s time has value and that everyone has something to contribute
- We respect each other’s opinion and will listen to all views
- We believe that we can achieve more collectively than alone
- We believe that pharmacists and pharmacies should be fairly compensated for their services
The Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia (PANS) operates in a democratic fashion. Through the PANS Bylaws, the province has been sub-divided into a number of districts. Every second year an election is held in each district and a pharmacist is elected to the PANS Board of Directors. These directors (10 or 12 in numbers) come together at least four times to run the Association.The directors are responsible for the operation, direction and policies of the Association and are accountable to all members of the Association. In that they are accountable, they provide for an Annual Meeting of the Association’s members at which time they report on the activities undertaken during the previous year and they also report on any upcoming activities. In addition, if an issue requires the input or ratification of all members, then it is during the Annual Meeting that this occurs.Immediately following the Annual Meeting, a meeting of the new Board is held at which the directors elect from among themselves a Chair, Chair Elect, Vice Chair and secretary. With the past Chair included, these people become the Executive/Finance Committee of the Association. At times this Executive/Finance Committee will meet and make decisions on activities of the Association.
To learn more about the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia, visit its website at www.pans.ns.ca.