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Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances Regulations (SOR/2000-217)

Regulations are current to 2021-06-28 and last amended on 2019-12-09. Previous Versions

Licensed Dealers (continued)

Documents (continued)

 [Repealed, SOR/2019-170, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/2019-170, s. 2]

Pharmacists

Permitted Activities

Marginal note:Application

 Sections 49 to 56 do not apply to a pharmacist when they are practising in a hospital.

Marginal note:Authorization

 A pharmacist may, in accordance with sections 50 to 57, compound a targeted substance in accordance with a prescription.

Marginal note:Record of receipt from licensed dealer

 If a pharmacist receives a targeted substance from a licensed dealer, a pharmacist in another pharmacy or a hospital, the pharmacist must keep a record of the following information:

  • (a) the brand name of the targeted substance received or, if the targeted substance does not have a brand name, the specified name;

  • (b) the quantity and strength per unit of the targeted substance received, the number of units per package and the number of packages;

  • (c) the name and address of the licensed dealer, pharmacist or hospital that supplied it; and

  • (d) the date on which it was received.

  • SOR/2014-260, s. 39(F)

Marginal note:Prescription required

  •  (1) In addition to the activities authorized under section 55, a pharmacist may, subject to section 52, sell, provide, send, deliver or transport a targeted substance to or for an individual or for the benefit of an animal if

    • (a) the pharmacist sells or provides the substance in a container labelled in accordance with subsection (2);

    • (b) the transaction is made pursuant to a prescription

      • (i) dated and signed by a practitioner,

      • (ii) provided verbally to the pharmacist by a practitioner, or

      • (iii) transferred to the pharmacist under subsection 54(1) in accordance with subsection 54(2);

    • (c) the pharmacist has not transferred the prescription to another pharmacist; and

    • (d) when the prescription has been provided verbally, the transaction is recorded by the pharmacist in accordance with subsection (3).

  • Marginal note:Labelling required

    (2) A pharmacist who sells or provides a targeted substance to an individual must do so in a container that is labelled with the following information:

    • (a) the name and address of the pharmacy or pharmacist;

    • (b) the date of issuance of the prescription and the number given to it by the pharmacist;

    • (c) the name of the individual for whose benefit the targeted substance is sold or provided or, if it is sold or provided for the benefit of an animal, the name of the individual having caring of the animal or the name of the animal;

    • (d) the name of the practitioner who issued the prescription;

    • (e) the specified name or brand name of the targeted substance;

    • (f) the quantity and, if applicable, the strength per unit of the targeted substance; and

    • (g) the directions for use specified by the practitioner.

  • Marginal note:Record of verbal prescription

    (3) A pharmacist who receives a verbal prescription for a targeted substance must, before filling it,

    • (a) record the following information:

      • (i) the name and address of the individual for whose benefit the prescription is provided or, if it is provided for the benefit of an animal, the name and address of the individual having caring of the animal and, if applicable, the name of the animal,

      • (ii) the date that the verbal prescription was provided,

      • (iii) the specified name or brand name of the targeted substance, as specified in the prescription,

      • (iv) the quantity and, if applicable, the strength per unit of the targeted substance,

      • (v) the name of the recording pharmacist and the name of the practitioner who issued the prescription,

      • (vi) the directions for use specified by the practitioner, and

      • (vii) if the prescription is to be refilled, the number of times it may be refilled and, if specified, the interval between refills; and

    • (b) keep a hard copy or create a written record of the prescription.

Marginal note:Refills

 A pharmacist may only refill a prescription for a targeted substance if

  • (a) the practitioner who prescribed it expressly directs that the prescription may be refilled and specifies the number of refills;

  • (b) the pharmacist makes a record of each refill in accordance with section 53;

  • (c) less than one year has elapsed since the day on which the prescription was issued by the practitioner;

  • (d) at least one refill remains on the prescription; and

  • (e) in the case where an interval between refills has been specified by the practitioner, it has expired.

Marginal note:Records

 A pharmacist who fills or refills a prescription for a targeted substance must record the following information:

  • (a) the date the prescription was filled or refilled;

  • (b) the quantity of the targeted substance provided at the original filling and at each refill;

  • (c) the pharmacist’s name or initials; and

  • (d) the number assigned to the prescription.

Marginal note:Transfer of prescription

  •  (1) A pharmacist may transfer a prescription for a targeted substance to another pharmacist, except a prescription that has already been transferred.

  • Marginal note:Additional information

    (2) Before a pharmacist sells or provides a targeted substance to an individual under a prescription transferred under subsection (1), the pharmacist must

    • (a) in the case of a verbal transfer, record the information required by subsection 51(3);

    • (b) in the case of a written transfer, have obtained from the transferring pharmacist a copy of

      • (i) the prescription written by the practitioner, or

      • (ii) the record made in accordance with subsection 51(3) of the practitioner’s verbal prescription; and

    • (c) in all cases, record

      • (i) the name and address of the transferring pharmacist,

      • (ii) the number of authorized refills remaining and, if applicable, the specified interval between refills, and

      • (iii) the date of the last refill.

  • Marginal note:Records — transferring pharmacist

    (3) A pharmacist who transfers a prescription under subsection (1) must record the date of the transfer, the name of the pharmacist to whom the prescription was transferred, the name and address of the pharmacy where that pharmacist practises and, if applicable, the number of refills that are being transferred.

  • SOR/2014-260, s. 35(F)
 
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