Precursor Control Regulations (SOR/2002-359)

Regulations are current to 2016-06-21 and last amended on 2016-02-05. Previous Versions

PART 4Pharmacists, Practitioners and Hospitals

Non-application

 With respect to a Class A precursor, the requirements of paragraph 6(1)(c) and subsections 6(2) and 9(1) concerning sale or provision, possession for the purpose of sale or provision and transport do not apply to a pharmacist, practitioner or hospital that sells or provides preparations or mixtures containing Class A precursors only on a retail basis.

  • SOR/2005-365, s. 58.

Pharmacists

Activities Authorized Under a Prescription

 A pharmacist may, pursuant to a prescription, compound a preparation or mixture using a precursor.

  • SOR/2005-365, s. 58.
  •  (1) A pharmacist may sell or provide a preparation or mixture that contains a Class A precursor set out in column 1 of the schedule, in a quantity, per transaction, exceeding the maximum quantity, expressed as an absolute quantity or per package, specified for the contained precursor in column 2 of the schedule, if the pharmacist sells or provides preparations or mixtures containing Class A precursors exclusively on a retail basis and the transaction is made under a prescription.

  • (2) The prescription must be

    • (a) written, dated and signed by the practitioner who issued it;

    • (b) provided verbally by a practitioner; or

    • (c) transferred to the pharmacist in accordance with the requirements of section 91.7.

  • SOR/2005-365, s. 58.

Information to Be Recorded

  •  (1) A pharmacist who receives a verbal prescription for a preparation or mixture containing a Class A precursor must, before filling it, record the following information:

    • (a) the name and address of the individual or owner of the animal for whose benefit the prescription is provided;

    • (b) the date on which the prescription was provided;

    • (c) the name and quantity of the preparation or mixture specified in the prescription;

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

    • (e) the directions for use specified by the practitioner; and

    • (f) if the prescription is to be refilled, the number of times it may be refilled and, if applicable, the interval between refills.

  • (2) The pharmacist must retain, in accordance with section 91.95, a hard copy of the prescription or a written record of it.

  • SOR/2005-365, s. 58.
  •  (1) Subject to section 91.6, a pharmacist who fills a written or verbal prescription for a preparation or mixture containing a Class A precursor must record the following information:

    • (a) the date the prescription was filled;

    • (b) the quantity of the preparation or mixture provided when the prescription was filled;

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

    • (d) the number assigned to the prescription.

  • (2) A pharmacist who fills a written prescription shall retain the prescription in accordance with section 91.95.

  • SOR/2005-365, s. 58.

Refill of Prescription

 A pharmacist may only refill a prescription for a preparation or mixture containing a Class A precursor if

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

  • (b) the pharmacist makes a record of each refill in accordance with subsection 91.5(1), with any modifications that the circumstances require;

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

  • (d) if an interval between refills has been specified by the practitioner, the interval has expired.

  • SOR/2005-365, s. 58.

Transfer of Prescription

  •  (1) A pharmacist may transfer a prescription for a preparation or mixture containing a Class A precursor to another pharmacist or to a hospital.

  • (2) Before a pharmacist sells or provides a preparation or mixture containing a Class A precursor to an individual under a prescription that is transferred under subsection (1), the pharmacist shall

    • (a) in the case of a verbal transfer, record the information required by subsection 91.4(1);

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

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

      • (ii) the written record, made in accordance with subsection 91.4(2), 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.

  • SOR/2005-365, s. 58.

Practitioners

 A practitioner may, with respect to a preparation or mixture containing a Class A precursor, prescribe it for or administer it to an individual or animal, or sell or provide it to or for an individual or for the benefit of an animal, only if

  • (a) the individual or animal is being treated by the practitioner in their professional capacity; and

  • (b) the preparation or mixture is required to treat the individual’s or animal’s medical condition.

  • SOR/2005-365, s. 58.

 A practitioner who sells or provides a preparation or mixture containing a Class A precursor set out in column 1 of the schedule to an individual for self-administration or administration to an animal in a quantity that exceeds the maximum quantity, expressed as an absolute quantity or per package, specified for the contained precursor in column 2 of the schedule, may do so only if the transaction is made under a prescription and shall make a record of the following information:

  • (a) the name and quantity of the preparation or mixture;

  • (b) the name and address of the person to whom the preparation or mixture was provided; and

  • (c) the date on which the preparation or mixture was provided.

  • SOR/2005-365, s. 58.

Hospitals

 A hospital that sells or provides a preparation or mixture containing a Class A precursor exclusively on a retail basis may do so subject to sections 91.92 to 91.94.

  • SOR/2005-365, s. 58.
  •  (1) The person in charge of a hospital shall not permit a preparation or mixture containing a Class A precursor set out in column 1 of the schedule to be sold or provided to a patient or for the benefit of an animal under treatment as an in-patient or an out-patient of the hospital in a quantity, per transaction, that exceeds the maximum quantity, expressed as an absolute quantity or per package, specified for the contained precursor in column 2 of the schedule, unless the transaction is made under a prescription or another authorization of a practitioner practising in the hospital.

  • (2) The person in charge of the hospital shall keep the following information or ensure that it is kept:

    • (a) the name and quantity of the preparation or mixture provided when the prescription was filled;

    • (b) the name and address of the person for whom the prescription was issued;

    • (c) the date on which the prescription was filled; and

    • (d) the number assigned to the prescription.

  • SOR/2005-365, s. 58.

 The person in charge of a hospital shall not permit a prescription for a preparation or mixture containing a Class A precursor to be refilled at the hospital unless the requirements of section 91.6 are satisfied, with any modifications that the circumstances require.

  • SOR/2005-365, s. 58.

 The person in charge of a hospital shall not permit a preparation or mixture containing a Class A precursor to be sold or provided pursuant to a prescription that has been transferred to the hospital, unless the requirements of subsection 91.7(2) are satisfied, with any modifications that the circumstances require.

  • SOR/2005-365, s. 58.
 
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