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Narcotic Control Regulations

Version of section 65 from 2019-12-09 to 2022-11-16:


Marginal note:Selling, providing or administering narcotic

  •  (1) No person in charge of a hospital shall permit a narcotic to be sold, provided or administered except in accordance with this section.

  • Marginal note:Written order or prescription

    (2) On receipt of a written order or prescription signed and dated by a practitioner, the person in charge of a hospital may permit a narcotic, other than diacetylmorphine (heroin), to be administered to a person or an animal under treatment as an in-patient or out-patient of the hospital, or to be sold or provided for the person or to the person in charge of the animal.

  • Marginal note:Verbal prescription narcotic

    (2.1) On receipt of a verbal prescription given by a practitioner, the person in charge of a hospital may permit a verbal prescription narcotic to be administered to a person or an animal under treatment as an in-patient or out-patient of the hospital, or to be sold or provided for the person or to the person in charge of the animal.

  • Marginal note:Emergency — other hospital

    (3) Subject to subsection (5.1), the person in charge of a hospital may permit a narcotic to be provided, for emergency purposes, to a hospital employee or practitioner in another hospital on receipt of a written order signed and dated by a pharmacist in the other hospital or a practitioner authorized by the person in charge of the other hospital to sign the order.

  • (3.1) [Repealed, SOR/2018-147, s. 24]

  • Marginal note:Emergency — pharmacist

    (4) Subject to subsection (5.1), the person in charge of a hospital may permit a narcotic to be sold or provided, for emergency purposes, to a pharmacist on receipt of a written order signed and dated by the pharmacist.

  • (5) [Repealed, SOR/2018-37, s. 7]

  • Marginal note:Signature

    (5.1) No person in charge of a hospital shall permit a narcotic to be sold or provided under subsection (3) or (4) unless the signature of the pharmacist in the other hospital or of the practitioner authorized by the person in charge of the other hospital to sign an order is known to the person who sells or provides the narcotic or has been verified.

  • (5.2) [Repealed, SOR/2018-147, s. 24]

  • Marginal note:Research purposes

    (6) A person in charge of a hospital may permit a narcotic to be provided to a person who is exempted under section 56 of the Act with respect to the possession of the narcotic and who is employed in a research laboratory in the hospital for the purpose of research.

  • Marginal note:Heroin

    (7) The person in charge of a hospital may permit diacetylmorphine (heroin) to be sold, provided or administered to a person under treatment as an in-patient or out-patient of the hospital on receipt of a written order or prescription signed and dated by a practitioner of medicine or dentistry or a nurse practitioner.

  • SOR/85-588, s. 22
  • SOR/85-930, s. 8
  • SOR/88-279, s. 2(F)
  • SOR/99-124, s. 7
  • SOR/2004-237, s. 25
  • SOR/2012-230, s. 23
  • SOR/2013-119, s. 225
  • SOR/2013-172, s. 8
  • SOR/2014-51, s. 2
  • SOR/2016-230, s. 276
  • SOR/2016-239, s. 7
  • SOR/2018-37, s. 7
  • SOR/2018-147, s. 24
  • SOR/2019-169, s. 23
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