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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

amended to O.I.C. 2020-123 (effective April 16, 2020), N.S. Reg. 59/2020



Table of Contents


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Citation

Definition for these regulations

Definitions for Act and regulations



 


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 or other place where pharmacy services are provided;

 

“public health emergency” means a public health emergency declared under the Health Protection Act;

 

“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,

 

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

 

                                        (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;

 

“state of emergency” means a state of emergency declared under the Emergency Management Act.

 

          (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.

 

          (3)    During a state of emergency or public health emergency, the following definition applies in the Act and its regulations:

 

“physically present” means immediately accessible to a pharmacy or person being supervised under terms and conditions as Council may prescribe in the public interest.


 

 


 

Legislative History
Reference Tables

Pharmacy Act and Regulations Definitions Regulations

N.S. Reg. 251/2013

Pharmacy Act

Note: The information in these tables does not form part of the regulations and is compiled by the Office of the Registrar of Regulations for reference only.

Source Law

The current consolidation of the Pharmacy Act and Regulations Definitions Regulations made under the Pharmacy Act includes all of the following regulations:

N.S.
Regulation

In force
date*

How in force

Royal Gazette
Part II Issue

251/2013

Aug 6, 2013

date specified

Jul 26, 2013

59/2020

Apr 16, 2020

date specified

May 8, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following regulations are not yet in force and are not included in the current consolidation:

N.S.
Regulation

In force
date*

How in force

Royal Gazette
Part II Issue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*See subsection 3(6) of the Regulations Act for rules about in force dates of regulations.

Amendments by Provision

ad. = added
am. = amended

fc. = fee change
ra. = reassigned

rep. = repealed
rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

3(1), defn. of “present in the pharmacy”..........................................................

am. 59/2020

3(1), defn. of “public health emergency”........................................................

ad. 59/2020

3(1), defn. of “state of emergency”..

ad. 59/2020

3(3)...................................................

ad. 59/2020

Note that changes to headings are not included in the above table.

Editorial Notes and Corrections

 

Note

Effective
date

1

Paragraphs (ii)(C) and (D) in the definition of “record” redesignated as paragraphs (ii)(B) and (C) for the purposes of the consolidation.

Aug 6, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repealed and Superseded

N.S.
Regulation

Title

In force
date

Repealed
date

 

 

 

 

Note: Only regulations that are specifically repealed and replaced appear in this table. It may not reflect the entire history of regulations on this subject matter.