1997 Legislative Session: 2nd Session, 36th Parliament
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Certified correct as passed Third Reading on the 16th day of July, 1997
Ian D. Izard, Law Clerk
HONOURABLE JOY K. MacPHAIL
MINISTER OF HEALTH AND
HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:
1 Section 36 of the Pharmacists, Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 363, is repealed and the following substituted:
36 A person who obtains information, files or records under this Act must not disclose them to any other person except for the purposes permitted by this Act, the purposes of carrying out a duty under the bylaws or as required by law.
2 Section 37 (1) is amended by adding the following paragraph:
(a.1) the therapeutic treatment or care of patients by persons referred to in section 38.1 (1), .
3 Section 38 (1) is repealed and the following substituted:
(1) The council must, by bylaw, establish a committee consisting of not more than 10 persons appointed by the council to manage, in accordance with this Act and the bylaws, disclosure of information from that portion of the PharmaNet database that contains patient record information and general drug information.
4 The following section is added:
38.1 (1) Subject to this Act and any applicable regulation under subsection (2) (c), the following may have access to patient record information on the PharmaNet system:
(b) medical practitioners designated under subsection (2) (a);
(c) other persons designated under subsection (2) (b).
(2) In relation to access referred to in subsection (1), the Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations
(a) designating medical practitioners, by name or by class as established by the regulation, who are permitted to have access for the purpose of providing therapeutic treatment or care to patients,
(b) designating other persons, by name or by class as established by the regulation, who are permitted to have access for the purpose of providing therapeutic treatment or care to patients, and
(c) establishing requirements, restrictions and conditions relating to access by a person or a class of persons.
5 This Act comes into force by regulation of the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
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