1997 Legislative Session: 2nd Session, 36th Parliament
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The printed version remains the official version.
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1 Section 36 of the Pharmacists, Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 363, is repealed and the following substituted: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3 Section 38 (1) is repealed and the following substituted: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.
[This Bill amends the Revised Statutes of British Columbia, 1996. The Revised Statutes of British Columbia, 1996 came into force on April 21, 1997.]
SECTION 1: [Pharmacists, Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act, re-enacts section 36] clarifies that information under this Act may be used for the purposes contemplated by the Act.
SECTION 2: [Pharmacists, Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act, adds section 37 (1) (a.1)] recognizes facilitating the treatment and care of patients as a purpose of the PharmaNet system.
SECTION 3: [Pharmacists, Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act, repeals and replaces section 38 (1)] changes the role of the committee from managing access to the ParmaNet system to managing disclosure from the system.
SECTION 4: [Pharmacists, Pharmacy Operations and Drug Scheduling Act, enacts section 38.1] allows the Lieutenant Governor in Council to make regulations authorizing access to the PharmaNet system and establishing restrictions on that access.
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