PACT Program Q&As

What is PACT?

PACT is the Partnership to Assist in the Cessation of Tobacco. The program was initially a partnership between the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Health. The PACT Program was created to build the capacity for health care professionals to provide smoking cessation services and as a part of Saskatchewan’s strategy for tobacco use reduction in the province. PAS now delivers this online training program through USask Continuing Pharmacy Education (USask CPE).


Why Should I Take PACT?

Pharmacists who wish to bill DPEBB for any PACT services Bronze Plus and up must be PACT certified. Training through USask CPE can be accessed here


What does this mean if I am a health care provider or a non-Saskatchewan pharmacist?

The program changes impact health care providers and non-Saskatchewan pharmacists in two ways. There is now a fee of $100 for those who wish to take the PACT 1 & 2 program. Secondly, if you have taken the program before and still have your PACT certification, then it is still valid as the older training has no expiry date. Those who are PACT certified and who have questions on their PACT information should contact info@skpharmacists.ca.


What does this mean for the old PACT website, online modules and library?

The updates to the program mean PAS is transitioning away from the old website and online modules. As the modules are updated, they will be removed from the old site. PAS is updating and has moved the resources to the PAS site, where it is available to all PAS members. Once the resources and modules have been removed, the old website will be shut down and you will be redirected to the PAS website. If you have questions, please contact info@skpharmacists.ca.  Unfortunately, PAS will no longer be able to resend certifications from the old PACT modules.