2001 Legislative Session: 5th Session, 36th Parliament
THIRD READING


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Certified correct as passed Third Reading on the 3rd day of April, 2001
Ian D. Izard, Law Clerk


HONOURABLE CORKY EVANS
MINISTER OF HEALTH AND
 MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR SENIORS


BILL 8 -- 2001

EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVE ACCESS ACT

Contents

Section
1  Prescribing drugs for use for emergency contraception
2  Consequential Amendment

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:

Prescribing drugs for use for emergency contraception

1 (1) B.C. Reg. 354/2000 has the retroactive effect necessary to make pharmacy a prescribed health care profession on and after October 26, 2000 for the purposes of the definition of "practitioner" in section 1 of the Pharmacists, Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act only for the purposes of prescribing for use for emergency contraception the drugs specified in Schedule IV of B.C. Reg. 9/98, the Drug Scheduling Regulation.

(2) B.C. Reg. 355/2000 has the retroactive effect necessary to authorize, on and after October 26, 2000, pharmacists to prescribe the drugs specified in Schedule IV of B.C. Reg. 9/98, the Drug Scheduling Regulation, in accordance with guidelines approved by the council.

(3) A pharmacist does not contravene section 21 (1) (a) of the Pharmacists, Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act by reason only that the pharmacist made a prescription described by paragraph (g.1) of the definition of "practice of pharmacy" in section 1 of the Pharmacists, Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act on or after October 26, 2000 and before this Act came into force.


Consequential Amendment

2 Section 1 of the Pharmacists, Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 363, is amended in the definition of "practice of pharmacy" by adding the following paragraph:

(g.1) prescribing, in accordance with guidelines approved by the council, a drug specified in Schedule IV of B.C. Reg. 9/98, the Drug Scheduling Regulation, for use for emergency contraception, .


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