Legacy Compliance Standards for PharmaNet

NOTE: The Legacy Compliance Standards for PharmaNet are not available for new development. The PharmaNet standards are being updated to the newest ministry guidelines. Please refer to the conformance standards for PharmaNet when it is released.

PharmaNet Professional and Software Compliance Standards Library

The Application Services Professional and Software Compliance Standards for connection to PharmaNet have been organized into six volumes based on functional requirements.

There are common volumes required by all software developers, plus business and technical volumes for the specific functions.

Common Volumes

Volume 1 - Introduction
Volume 4 - HL7 Message Catalog
Volume 5 - Security
Volume 6 - Glossary

Functional Volumes

Volume 2 - Business Rules
Volume 3 - Technical Rules
Volumes 2 & 3 are each issued in 5 versions according to the following functions:

  • Emergency Department
  • Hospital
  • Community Health Practice
  • Pharmacy

Current versions of the PharmaNet Compliance Standards can be downloaded in PDF format from the table below.

PharmaNet Professional & Software Compliance Standards
Volume 1 - Introduction (v3.2 - 187KB) April 2010

Volume 2 - Business Rules

Emergency Department
(v3.45 - 170KB)
April 2010

Hospital
(v2.3 - 144KB)
October 2010

Community Health Practice
(v4.6 - 939KB)
March 2016

Pharmacy
(v3.6 - 1.1MB)

November 2017

Volume 3 - Technical Rules

Emergency Department
(v3.45 - 223KB)
April 2010

Hospital
(v2.4 - 146KB)
October
2010

Community Health Practice
(v4.6 - 1.3MB)
March 2016

Pharmacy
(v3.9 - 1.2MB)
December 2016

Volume 4 - HL7 Message Catalog (v3.3 - 1.0MB) April 2010
Volume 5 - Security (v3.2 - 108KB) April 2010
Volume 6 - Glossary (v3.2 - 154KB) April 2010

Support Contact for Compliance Standards

For more information, please e-mail HLTH.CISSupport@gov.bc.ca or phone the Ministry of Health HelpDesk at 250-952-1234.