PRIME enrolment dates

Last updated: February 1, 2023

On this page: Nurse enrolment schedule | Independent users: active and upcoming enrolment windows | On-behalf-of users | December 2021 changes to PharmaNet user status

All PharmaNet users

  • You must enrol in PRIME or update your account during specific months in 2022 and 2023
  • Enrol in PRIME during your profession’s enrolment window
  • Your access to PharmaNet will be unauthorized if you do not enrol or update your account as needed

New users

  • If you are new to work that requires PharmaNet, enrol in PRIME now
  • You cannot access PharmaNet without enrolling in PRIME

You enrol in PRIME as either an:

Independent and OBO users accept different PharmaNet terms of access.


 Nurse enrolment schedule 

 

RPN enrolment is complete

Enrol now if you missed the window

 

LPN enrolment is complete

Enrol now if you missed the window

 

Enrolment ongoing

Birthdays in January to September:

  • Enrolment window has closed; enrol now if you missed the window

Birthdays in October to December:

  • Enrol in February 2023

Independent PharmaNet users

Active and upcoming enrolment windows

Nurse practitioner February 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023 If you are enrolled in PRIME, you do not need to enrol again. Any OBO who supports you should enrol during the same enrolment window
Midwife February 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023 As of February 1, 2022, midwives access PharmaNet as independent users. If you enrolled/enrol before February 1, 2022, you must log in to PRIME by April 30, 2023 to: review and update your PRIME profile (including college information); accept the user terms of access; and share your approval notification again with your workplace PharmaNet administrator. Any OBO who supports you must enrol in PRIME.
LPN, RPN, RN February 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023 As of February 1, 2022, all nurses access PharmaNet as independent users. If you enrolled/enrol before February 1, 2022, you must log in to PRIME by April 30, 2023 to: review and update your PRIME profile (including college information); accept the user terms of access; and share your approval notification again with your workplace PharmaNet administrator. Any OBO who supports you must enrol in PRIME.
Physician April 1, 2023 to August 15, 2023 If you are enrolled in PRIME, you do not need to enrol again. Any OBO who supports you should enrol during the same enrolment window

Past enrolment windows — Enrol now if you missed your window

Pharmacy technician

Your enrolment window has passed. Enrol in PRIME now.

As of February 1, 2022, pharmacy technicians access PharmaNet as independent users. If you enrolled/enrol before February 1, 2022, you must log in to PRIME by April 30, 2022 to: review and update your PRIME profile (including college information); accept the user terms of access; and share your approval notification again with your workplace PharmaNet administrator. No one can access PharmaNet on your behalf.
Pharmacists Your enrolment window has passed. Enrol in PRIME now.

If you are enrolled in PRIME, you do not need to enrol again. Any OBO who supports you should enrol during the same enrolment window.

Podiatrist Your enrolment window has passed. Enrol in PRIME now. As of June 1, 2022, podiatrists may access PharmaNet as independent users. Any OBO who supports you must enrol in PRIME. If you enrolled in PRIME previously as an OBO, you must: log back in to PRIME; review and update your information, if needed; review and accept the terms of access; and share your GPID with your PharmaNet administrator again. You will then have independent access to PharmaNet. 
Dentist Your enrolment window has passed. Enrol in PRIME now. As of June 1, 2022, dentists may access PharmaNet as independent users. Any OBO who supports you must enrol in PRIME. If you enrolled in PRIME previously as an OBO, you must: log back in to PRIME; review and update your information, if needed; review and accept the terms of access; and share your GPID with your PharmaNet administrator again. You will then have independent access to PharmaNet. 
Naturopath Your enrolment window has passed. Enrol in PRIME now. As of June 16, 2022, naturopaths may access PharmaNet as independent users. Any OBO who supports you must enrol in PRIME. If you enrolled in PRIME previously as an OBO, you must: log back in to PRIME; review and update your information, if needed; review and accept the terms of access; and share your GPID with your PharmaNet administrator again. You will then have independent access to PharmaNet. 

On-behalf-of (OBO) PharmaNet users

Profession When you must enrol in PRIME
Anyone who supports an independent user. For example:
  • Medical office assistant (MOA)
  • Pharmacy assistant
  • Pharmacy student
  • Certified dental assistant
  • Hospital unit clerk (NUA)

Enrol in PRIME during the same window as the independent user you support. See dates above. If you support independent users in different professions, it is best to enrol during the earliest enrolment window. (You must have enrolled by the end of the latest window.)​

If the enrolment window has passed, enrol in PRIME immediately.


Important: PRIME automatically uploads your name as it appears on your BC Services Card. If your regulatory college provides a different name to the Ministry of Health, please use the Preferred Name fields to enter the one your college sent, exactly as they sent it (including punctuation) and ensure the names are in the correct fields (first name, middle name, last name). This will prevent delays with your PRIME enrolment. If you are unsure which name you should enter, please contact your college to confirm.

December 2021 changes to PharmaNet user status

The Information Management Regulation (IMR) under the Pharmaceutical Services Act changed in December 2021.

  • Nurses and pharmacy technicians are now independent PharmaNet users ("registrants" in the Information Management Regulation). Nurse practitioners have always been independent users
  • Dentists, midwives, naturopaths, optometrists and podiatrists are all now independent PharmaNet users ("registrants")

Questions? Contact PRIME at PRIMESupport@gov.bc.ca or 1-844-397-7463