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Narcotic Control Regulations

Version of section 53 from 2018-05-20 to 2018-10-16:

  •  (1) No practitioner shall administer a narcotic to a person or animal, or prescribe, sell or provide a narcotic for a person or animal, except as authorized under this section or the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations.

  • (2) Subject to subsection 53(4), a practitioner may administer a narcotic — other than fresh or dried marihuana or cannabis oil received from a licensed producer — to a person or animal, or prescribe, sell or provide it for a person or animal, if

    • (a) the person or animal is a patient under their professional treatment; and

    • (b) the narcotic is required for the condition for which the person or animal is receiving treatment.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/2018-37, s. 6]

  • (4) A practitioner of dentistry or veterinary medicine shall not administer diacetylmorphine (heroin) to an animal or to a person who is not an in-patient or out-patient of a hospital providing care or treatment to persons, and shall not prescribe, sell or provide diacetylmorphine (heroin) for an animal or such a person.

  • (5) A health care practitioner may administer fresh or dried marihuana or cannabis oil received from a licensed producer to a person or prescribe or transfer it for a person if

    • (a) the person is a patient under their professional treatment; and

    • (b) the substance is required for the condition for which the person is receiving treatment.

  • SOR/85-930, s. 7
  • SOR/99-124, s. 6
  • SOR/2001-227, s. 71
  • SOR/2004-237, s. 20
  • SOR/2012-230, s. 22
  • SOR/2013-119, s. 217
  • SOR/2013-172, s. 7
  • SOR/2016-230, ss. 269, 278
  • SOR/2016-239, s. 6
  • SOR/2018-37, s. 6
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