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Cannabis Regulations

Version of section 273 from 2020-06-26 to 2023-01-11:


Marginal note:Medical document

  •  (1) A medical document that is provided under paragraph 272(1)(a) must indicate

    • (a) the health care practitioner’s given name, surname, profession, business address and telephone number and, if applicable, their facsimile number and email address;

    • (b) the province in which the health care practitioner is authorized to practise their profession and the number assigned by the province to that authorization;

    • (c) the given name, surname and date of birth of the individual who is under the professional treatment of the health care practitioner;

    • (d) the address of the location at which the individual consulted with the health care practitioner;

    • (e) the daily quantity of dried cannabis, expressed in grams, that the health care practitioner authorizes for the individual; and

    • (f) a period of use, specified as a number of days, weeks or months.

  • Marginal note:Maximum period

    (2) The period of use specified in a medical document must not exceed one year.

  • Marginal note:Signature and statement

    (3) A medical document must be signed and dated by the health care practitioner who is providing it and must include a statement confirming that the information in the document is correct and complete.

  • Marginal note:Validity of medical document

    (4) A medical document is valid for the period of use specified in it, which period begins on

    • (a) the date on which the individual referred to in paragraph (1)(c) is registered with a holder of a licence for sale on the basis of the document or, if there have been previous registrations on the basis of the document, the earliest registration date; or

    • (b) if the individual referred to in paragraph (1)(c) uses the document to register with the Minister under Division 2 of this Part and has not previously been registered with a holder of a licence for sale on the basis of the document, the date of the registration with the Minister.

  • Marginal note:Additional period of validity

    (5) Despite subsection (4), a medical document is valid for an additional period of six months beginning

    • (a) on the day on which this subsection comes into force, if the document ceases to be valid under subsection (4) on or after March 13, 2020 but before the day on which this subsection comes into force; or

    • (b) on the day after the day on which the document ceases to be valid under subsection (4) if the day on which the document ceases to be valid is on or after the day on which this subsection comes into force but before October 1, 2020.

  • SOR/2020-149, s. 1
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