Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances Regulations
Marginal note:Activities without a prescription
55 (1) A pharmacist may sell, provide, send, deliver or transport a targeted substance without a prescription to any of the following persons on receipt of an order from that person that specifies the name and quantity of the targeted substance:
(a) if the order is written, a licensed dealer who
(b) subject to subsection (2),
(i) a practitioner,
(ii) another pharmacist, if the other pharmacist states that the targeted substance is required because of a delay or shortfall in an order for the targeted substance placed with a licensed dealer, or
(iii) a hospital, if the order is placed by a pharmacist practising in the hospital or by a practitioner who is authorized to order the targeted substance on behalf of the hospital;
(c) the Minister, if the order is a written order signed on the Minister’s behalf; or
(d) a person to whom an exemption with respect to the targeted substance has been granted under section 56 of the Act, if the order is a written order and is accompanied by a copy of the exemption.
Marginal note:Verbal orders
(2) In the circumstances set out in subparagraphs (1)(b)(i) to (iii), if the order is verbal, the pharmacist must record the following information:
(a) the name of the pharmacist or practitioner placing the order;
(b) the name and address of the establishment on whose behalf the order has been placed;
(c) the date of the order;
(d) the specified name or the brand name of the targeted substance ordered, as specified in the order;
(e) the quantity and, if applicable, the strength per unit of the targeted substance; and
(f) the name of the recording pharmacist.
(3) A pharmacist who sells, provides, sends, delivers or transports a targeted substance without a prescription must keep a record of the following information:
(a) the brand name of the targeted substance 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;
(c) the name and address of the person referred to in subsection (1) to whom the targeted substance was sold, provided, sent, delivered or transported; and
(d) the date of the transaction.
(4) The pharmacist must keep the written order or, if the order is verbal, must create a hard copy of the order.
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