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Narcotic Control Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1041)

Regulations are current to 2020-03-05 and last amended on 2019-12-09. Previous Versions

Licensed Dealers (continued)

[SOR/2004-237, s. 2]

Thefts, Losses and Suspicious Transactions (continued)

Marginal note:Theft or unexplainable loss — narcotics

 A licensed dealer that becomes aware of a theft of a narcotic or of a loss of a narcotic that cannot be explained on the basis of normally accepted business activities must

  • (a) provide a written report to a member of a police force within 24 hours after becoming aware of the theft or loss; and

  • (b) provide a written report to the Minister within 72 hours after becoming aware of the theft or loss and include a confirmation that the report required under paragraph (a) has been provided.

  • SOR/2019-169, s. 3

Marginal note:Suspicious transaction

  •  (1) A licensed dealer must provide a written report containing the following information to the Minister within 72 hours after becoming aware of a transaction occurring in the course of their activities that they have reasonable grounds to suspect may be related to the diversion of a narcotic to an illicit market or use:

    • (a) their name, municipal address, telephone number and, if the licensed dealer is a corporation, the position held by the individual making the report;

    • (b) the name and municipal address of the other party to the transaction;

    • (c) details of the transaction, including its date and time, its type, the name and quantity of the narcotic and, in the case of a product or compound, the quantity of every narcotic that it contains;

    • (d) in the case of a product that contains the narcotic, other than a test kit, the drug identification number that is assigned to the product under section C.01.014.2 of the Food and Drug Regulations, if any; and

    • (e) a detailed description of the reasons for those suspicions.

  • Marginal note:Good faith

    (2) No civil proceedings lie against a licensed dealer for having provided the report in good faith.

  • Marginal note:Non-disclosure

    (3) A licensed dealer must not disclose that they have provided the report or disclose details of it, with the intent to prejudice a criminal investigation, whether or not a criminal investigation has begun.

  • SOR/2019-169, s. 3

Marginal note:Partial protection against self-incrimination

 A report made under any of sections 27.1 to 27.3, or any evidence derived from it, is not to be used or received to incriminate the licensed dealer in any criminal proceeding against them other than a prosecution under section 132, 136 or 137 of the Criminal Code.

  • SOR/2019-169, s. 3

Destruction of Narcotics

Marginal note:Destruction at site

 A licensed dealer that intends to destroy a narcotic at the site specified in their licence must ensure that the following conditions are met:

  • (a) the licensed dealer obtains the prior approval of the Minister;

  • (b) the destruction is carried out in the presence of two of the following persons, at least one of whom must be a person referred to in subparagraph (i):

    • (i) the senior person in charge, the qualified person in charge or an alternate qualified person in charge, and

    • (ii) a person who works for or provides services to the licensed dealer and holds a senior position;

  • (c) the destruction is carried out in accordance with a method that complies with all federal, provincial and municipal environmental protection legislation applicable to the place of destruction; and

  • (d) as soon as the destruction is completed, the person who carried out the destruction and each of the two persons referred to in paragraph (b) who were present at the destruction sign and date a joint declaration attesting that the narcotic was completely destroyed, to which each signatory must add their name in printed letters.

  • SOR/2019-169, s. 3

Marginal note:Destruction elsewhere than at site

 A licensed dealer that intends to destroy a narcotic elsewhere than at the site specified in their licence must ensure that the following conditions are met:

  • (a) the licensed dealer obtains the prior approval of the Minister;

  • (b) the licensed dealer takes any measures that are necessary to ensure the security of the narcotic while it is being transported in order to prevent its diversion to an illicit market or use;

  • (c) the destruction is carried out by a person working for a business that specializes in the destruction of dangerous goods and in the presence of another person working for that business;

  • (d) the destruction is carried out in accordance with a method that complies with all federal, provincial and municipal environmental protection legislation applicable to the place of destruction; and

  • (e) as soon as the destruction is completed, the person who carried out the destruction provides the licensed dealer with a dated declaration attesting that the narcotic was completely destroyed and containing

    • (i) the municipal address of the place of destruction,

    • (ii) the name and quantity of the narcotic and, if applicable, the brand name and quantity of the product containing it or the name and quantity of the compound containing it,

    • (iii) the method of destruction,

    • (iv) the date of destruction, and

    • (v) the names in printed letters and signatures of that person and the other person who was present at the destruction.

  • SOR/2019-169, s. 3

Marginal note:Application for prior approval

  •  (1) A licensed dealer must submit to the Minister an application that contains the following information in order to obtain the Minister’s prior approval to destroy a narcotic:

    • (a) their name, municipal address and dealer’s licence number;

    • (b) the proposed date of destruction;

    • (c) the municipal address of the place of destruction;

    • (d) a brief description of the method of destruction;

    • (e) if the destruction is to be carried out at the site specified in the dealer’s licence, the names of the persons proposed for the purpose of paragraph 27.5(b) and information establishing that they meet the conditions of that paragraph;

    • (f) the name of the narcotic and, if applicable, the brand name of the product containing it or the name of the compound containing it; and

    • (g) the form and quantity of the narcotic or the product or compound containing it and, if applicable, the strength per unit of the narcotic in the product or compound, the number of units per package and the number of packages.

  • Marginal note:Signature and attestation

    (2) The application must

    • (a) be signed and dated by the qualified person in charge or an alternate qualified person in charge; and

    • (b) include an attestation by that person that

      • (i) the proposed method of destruction complies with all federal, provincial and municipal environmental protection legislation applicable to the place of destruction, and

      • (ii) all of the information submitted in support of the application is correct and complete to the best of the signatory’s knowledge.

  • Marginal note:Additional information and documents

    (3) The licensed dealer must, not later than the date specified in the Minister’s written request to that effect, provide the Minister with any information or document that the Minister determines is necessary to complete the review of the application.

  • SOR/2019-169, s. 3

Marginal note:Approval

 On completion of the review of the approval application, the Minister must approve the destruction of the narcotic unless

  • (a) in the case of a destruction that is to be carried out at the site specified in the dealer’s licence, the persons proposed for the purpose of paragraph 27.5(b) do not meet the conditions of that paragraph;

  • (b) the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that the narcotic would not be destroyed;

  • (c) the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that the licensed dealer has submitted false or misleading information or false or falsified documents in or in support of the approval application;

  • (d) the narcotic or a portion of it is required for the purposes of a criminal or administrative investigation or a preliminary inquiry, trial or other proceeding under any Act or its regulations; or

  • (e) the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that the approval would likely create a risk to public health or safety, including the risk of the narcotic being diverted to an illicit market or use.

  • SOR/2019-169, s. 3
 
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