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NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
REGULATION 53/18

Monitored Drugs Regulations
under the
Prescription Monitoring Act
(O.C. 2018-121)

(Filed June 28, 2018)

Under the authority of section 21 of the Prescription Monitoring Act , the Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following regulations.

Dated at St. John’s , June 28, 2018.

Ann Marie Hann
Clerk of Executive Council

REGULATIONS

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Short title

        1. These regulations may be cited as the Monitored Drugs Regulations .

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Definitions

        2. In these regulations

             (a)  "dispense" means to provide a substance or item ordered by prescription but does not include the administration of that substance or item to a person or animal;

             (b)  "dispensing dentist" means a dentist licensed under the Dental Act, 2008 who dispenses monitored drugs in the course of his or her practice;

             (c)  "dispensing physician" means a medical practitioner licensed under the Medical Act, 2011 who dispenses monitored drugs in the course of his or her practice;

             (d)  "dispensing registered nurse" means a registered nurse licensed under the Registered Nurses Act, 2008 who dispenses monitored drugs in the course of his or her employment with a regional health authority;

             (e)  "hospital" means an acute care health facility operated by the Crown or an agent of the Crown for the care of diseased, injured or sick people but does not include a residential long term care facility;

             (f)  "regional health authority" means a regional health authority established under the Regional Health Authorities Act ; and

             (g)  "veterinarian" means a veterinarian licensed under the Veterinary Medical Act, 2004 who prescribes and dispenses monitored drugs in the course of his or her practice.

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Monitored drugs

        3. For the purposes of paragraph 2(1)(e) of the Act the following are monitored drugs:

             (a)  opioids listed in Schedule 1 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada ); and

             (b)  tramadol.

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Non-application of Act

        4. (1) The Act does not apply to

             (a)  the dispensing of a monitored drug by a dispenser who dispenses a monitored drug to a patient in a hospital to be administered in the hospital; and

             (b)  the prescribing and dispensing of a monitored drug by a veterinarian.

             (2)  Subsection 8(3) of the Act does not apply to a dispensing   dentist, dispensing physician or a dispensing registered nurse.

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