Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances Regulations
2 (1) Subject to subsections (2) and 33(1), no person shall destroy a targeted substance other than a targeted substance that has been lawfully sold or provided to an individual for their own use or for the benefit of another individual or an animal under their care.
(2) A pharmacist, a practitioner or the individual in charge of a hospital may destroy a targeted substance if
(a) the pharmacist, practitioner or hospital records, before the destruction, information with respect to the destruction, including the name, strength per unit and quantity of the targeted substance to be destroyed;
(b) the targeted substance is destroyed using a method of destruction that conforms with all applicable federal, provincial and municipal environmental legislation;
(c) the person records the date of destruction;
(d) subject to subsection (3), the destruction is witnessed by a pharmacist or a practitioner; and
(e) immediately following the destruction, the person who destroyed the targeted substance and the witness referred to in paragraph (d) sign and print their names on a joint statement, indicating that they witnessed the destruction and that the targeted substance destroyed has been altered or denatured to such an extent that its consumption has been rendered impossible or improbable.
Marginal note:Open Ampule
(3) A targeted substance that constitutes the remainder of an open ampule, the partial contents of which have been administered to a patient, may be destroyed by a hospital employee who is a licensed health professional without a witness.
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