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Food and Drug Regulations

Version of section G.01.001 from 2019-12-09 to 2024-02-06:

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Part.


Act means the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. (Loi)


advertisement includes any representation by any means whatever for the purpose of promoting, directly or indirectly, the sale or other disposal of a controlled drug. (publicité)

competent authority

competent authority means a public authority of a foreign country that is authorized under the laws of the country to approve the importation or exportation of controlled drugs into or from the country. (autorité compétente)


compound includes a preparation. (composé)

controlled drug

controlled drug means

  • (a) a controlled substance set out in the schedule to this Part; or

  • (b) in respect of a midwife, nurse practitioner or podiatrist, a controlled substance set out in the schedule to this Part that the midwife, nurse practitioner or podiatrist may prescribe, possess or conduct an activity with, in accordance with sections 3 and 4 of the New Classes of Practitioners Regulations. (drogue contrôlée)

designated criminal offence

designated criminal offence means

  • (a) an offence involving the financing of terrorism against any of sections 83.02 to 83.04 of the Criminal Code;

  • (b) an offence involving fraud against any of sections 380 to 382 of the Criminal Code;

  • (c) the offence of laundering proceeds of crime against section 462.31 of the Criminal Code;

  • (d) an offence involving a criminal organization against any of sections 467.11 to 467.13 of the Criminal Code; or

  • (e) a conspiracy or an attempt to commit, being an accessory after the fact in relation to, or any counselling in relation to, an offence referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (d). (infraction désignée en matière criminelle)


destroy, in respect of a controlled drug, means to alter or denature it to such an extent that its consumption is rendered impossible or improbable. (destruction)


hospital means a facility that is

  • (a) licensed, approved or designated by a province in accordance with the laws of the province to provide care or treatment to persons or animals suffering from any form of disease or illness; or

  • (b) owned or operated by the Government of Canada or the government of a province and that provides health services. (hôpital)

international obligation

international obligation means an obligation in respect of a controlled drug set out in a convention, treaty or other multilateral or bilateral instrument that Canada has ratified or to which Canada adheres. (obligation internationale)


label has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Food and Drugs Act. (étiquette)

licensed dealer

licensed dealer means the holder of a licence issued under section G.02.007. (distributeur autorisé)


midwife has the same meaning as in section 1 of the New Classes of Practitioners Regulations. (sage-femme)

nurse practitioner

nurse practitioner has the same meaning as in section 1 of the New Classes of Practitioners Regulations. (infirmier praticien)


package includes anything in which a controlled drug is wholly or partly contained, placed or packed. (emballage)


pharmacist means a person who is entitled under the laws of a province to practise pharmacy and who is practising pharmacy in that province. (pharmacien)


podiatrist has the same meaning as in section 1 of the New Classes of Practitioners Regulations. (podiatre)


preparation means a drug that contains a controlled drug and an active medicinal ingredient in a recognized therapeutic dose, other than a controlled drug. (préparation)


prescription means an authorization given by a practitioner that a stated amount of a controlled drug be dispensed for the person named in it or the animal identified in it (ordonnance)

qualified person in charge

qualified person in charge means the individual designated under subsection G.02.004(1). (responsable qualifié)

Security Directive

Security Directive means the Directive on Physical Security Requirements for Controlled Substances and Drugs Containing Cannabis, as amended from time to time and published by the Government of Canada on its website. (Directive en matière de sécurité)

senior person in charge

senior person in charge means the individual designated under section G.02.003. (responsable principal)

test kit

test kit means a kit

  • (a) that contains a controlled drug and a reagent system or buffering agent;

  • (b) that is used during the course of a chemical or analytical procedure to test for the presence or quantity of a controlled drug for a medical, laboratory, industrial, educational, law administration or enforcement, or research purpose; and

  • (c) the contents of which are not intended or likely to be consumed by, or administered to, a person or an animal. (nécessaire d’essai)

  • SOR/78-220, s. 1
  • SOR/85-550, s. 1
  • SOR/86-91, s. 1
  • SOR/90-261, s. 1(F)
  • SOR/92-386, s. 1
  • SOR/97-228, s. 7
  • SOR/97-515, s. 2
  • SOR/2003-135, s. 2
  • SOR/2004-238, s. 1
  • SOR/2012-230, s. 6
  • SOR/2018-147, s. 29
  • SOR/2019-171, s. 1

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