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PharmaCare now accepts Special Authority requests from NPs for HCV treatments

Oct 30, 2019

Effective immediately, PharmaCare will accept Special Authority (SA) requests for hepatitis C (HCV) treatments submitted by nurse practitioners sufficiently experienced in treating hepatit​is C. The relevant SA forms and criteria pages will be updated as soon as possible to reflect this change.

Test results supporting any SA request for HCV treatment must be submitted with the SA request.   For additional information and requirements from Pharmacare, please see the information sheet on Adults with Chronic Hepatitis C.

BCCNP requirements

NPs prescribing to treat HCV must ensure they meet the relevant BCCNP Standards of Practice including:

For information on Hepatitis C, consult BCCDC's Communicable Disease Manual


Email or visit Pharmacare: Drugs Requiring Special Authority​.​