Food and Drug Regulations (C.R.C., c. 870)

Regulations are current to 2014-10-27 and last amended on 2014-10-23. Previous Versions

 A pharmacist who dispenses, pursuant to an order or prescription, a controlled drug listed in Part I of the schedule to this Part, other than a preparation, shall forthwith enter in a book, register or similar record maintained for such purposes

  • (a) the name and address of the person named in the order or prescription;

  • (b) the name, initials and address of the practitioner who issued the order or prescription;

  • (c) the name or initials of the pharmacist who dispensed the controlled drug;

  • (d) the name, quantity and form of the controlled drug dispensed;

  • (e) the date on which the controlled drug was sold or provided; and

  • (f) the number assigned to the order or prescription.

  • SOR/78-427, s. 7;
  • SOR/81-359, s. 1(F);
  • SOR/97-228, s. 14;
  • SOR/2004-238;
  • s. 19.

 A pharmacist shall, before dispensing a controlled drug pursuant to a prescription given orally or a verbal order, make a written record thereof, setting forth,

  • (a) the name and address of the person named in the prescription;

  • (b) the name, quantity and form of such controlled drug;

  • (c) the directions for use given therewith;

  • (d) the name, initials and address of the practitioner who issued the prescription;

  • (e) the name or initials of the pharmacist who dispensed such controlled drug;

  • (f) the date on which the controlled drug was sold or provided; and

  • (g) the number assigned to the prescription.

  • SOR/85-550, s. 7;
  • SOR/2004-238, s. 20.

 A pharmacist shall maintain a special prescription file in which shall be filed in sequence as to date and number all written orders or prescriptions in writing for controlled drugs dispensed and the written record of all controlled drugs dispensed pursuant to a prescription or order verbally given.

 A pharmacist shall retain in his possession for a period of at least two years, any records which he is required to keep by this Part.

 A pharmacist shall

  • (a) furnish such information respecting the dealings of the pharmacist in any controlled drug in such form and at such times as the Minister may require;

  • (b) make available and produce to an inspector upon request his special prescription file together with any books, records or documents which he is required to keep;

  • (c) permit an inspector to make copies of or to take extracts from such files, books, records or documents; and

  • (d) permit an inspector to check all stocks of controlled drugs on his premises.

 A pharmacist shall take all reasonable steps that are necessary to protect controlled drugs on his premises or under his control against loss or theft.

  • SOR/85-550, s. 8.