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Pharmacy Act and Regulations Definitions Regulations

made under Section 83 of the

Pharmacy Act

S.N.S. 2011, c. 11

O.I.C. 2013-237 (July 9, 2013, effective August 6, 2013), N.S. Reg. 251/2013


Citation

1     These regulations may be cited as the Pharmacy Act and Regulations Definitions Regulations.


Definition for these regulations

2     In these regulations, “Act” means the Pharmacy Act.


Definitions for Act and regulations

3     (1)    For the purposes of the Act and all regulations made under the Act,

 

“complete patient record” includes any medication record maintained as part of the electronic health record;

 

“graduation” means the successful completion of the requirements of an accredited degree program in pharmacy or an accredited pharmacy technician training program, as applicable;

 

“patient” includes the patient’s agent, unless the context otherwise requires;

 

“patient record” is further defined to include

 

                         (i)     any record of information provided by, to or concerning a patient, and

 

                         (ii)    a record of any counselling services provided to a patient;

 

“practice experience” means either structured or unstructured practical experience undertaken by an applicant or registrant under the guidance of a preceptor in a direct patient care setting in a licensed pharmacy or hospital pharmacy in Canada, or another setting approved by the Council;

 

“present in the pharmacy” means physically present in the pharmacy;

 

“record”, unless the context otherwise requires, means a record kept by a pharmacy, whether in written, photographic, electronic, magnetic or other form, and includes all of the following:

 

                         (i)     a record kept by the pharmacy owner, the pharmacy manager, any registrant employed in the pharmacy or any other person associated with the pharmacy,

 

                         (ii)    a record required to be kept under any of the following:

 

                                  (A)   the Act or regulations made under the Act,

 

                            (C)[(B)] the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada) or a regulation or standard under that Act,

 

                            (D)[(C)] the Food and Drug Act (Canada) or a regulation or standard under that Act,

 

                         (iii)   a record of each prescription the pharmacy receives but does not dispense, including the original prescription if it has not been transferred, and an identification of any prescription that the pharmacy has transferred,

 

                         (iv)   a record of each prescription dispensed from or through the pharmacy, including the prescription, the name of the drug or item prescribed, the amount dispensed, the name of the person who dispensed the prescription, the name of and contact information for the patient and the name of and contact information for the prescriber,

 

                         (v)    a record of the names of and contact information for the patients to whom the pharmacy provides services,

 

                         (vi)   a patient record,

 

                         (vii)  all documentation required by the standards.

 

       (2)    For the purposes of subsection (1),

 

“accredited degree program in pharmacy” means an educational program in pharmacy that leads to a degree on successful completion and that is

 

                         (i)     accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs;

 

                         (ii)    accredited by a body recognized as an accrediting agency by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs; or

 

                         (iii)   determined by the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada to be the equivalent of a program accredited by the Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs;

 

“accredited pharmacy technician training program” means a pharmacy technician training program accredited by the Canadian Council for the Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs or another accrediting body approved by the Council for that purpose;

 

“direct patient care” means a practice of pharmacy that involves the care of individual patients;

 

“electronic health record” means the electronic health record as defined in the Personal Health Information Regulations made under the Personal Health Information Act.