Legislative Overview - Mandatory Reporting - Page 11

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and Food and Drugs Act and Associated Regulations (Canada) Act Purpose of the Legislative Overview Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, SC 1996, c 19, s 46 Food and Drugs Act, RSC 1985, c F 27, s 31 Regulation Benzodiazepine and Other Targeted Substances Regulations, SOR/2000-217, s. 7(1), [Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada)] Food and Drug Regulations, CRC, c 870, G.04.002A(g) [Food and Drugs Act (Canada)] Narcotic Control Regulations, CRC, c 1041, s 55(g) [Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada)] Purpose of the Act/ Regulation Requirement to Report Time Frame to Submit Animal Health Act The Act is intended to ensure that Canadians have access to safe and effective drugs and to control illicit drug use. Veterinarians who maintain an inventory of controlled drugs for use in their practice have the responsibility to mitigate the risk of inappropriate or illegal access to controlled drugs. Veterinarians are required to report any unreconciled loss or theft of a controlled drug or targeted substance Health Protection and Promotion Act Immediately to local police Within 10 days of the discovery of the loss or theft to Health Canada Who Receives the Report Local police How to Submit Information Required For Additional Information In writing using the Loss or Theft Report Form for Controlled Substances and Precursors. Office of Controlled Substances, Health Canada Occupational Health and Safety Act See report form noted above E-mail: compliance-conformite@hc-sc.gc.ca Telephone: 613-954-1541 Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act Alternate Telephone: 613-952-2177 Mail: National Compliance Section Office of Controlled Substances Health Canada A.L. 0300B Ottawa ON K1A 0K9 Penalties When the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that a veterinarian has been found guilty in a court of law of a designated drug offence, a contravention of these regulations or a contravention of a provision of these regulations, the Minister shall report this information to the provincial licensing authority. A notification may result in an investigation for potential professional misconduct. For serious situations (e.g., diversion), the Department of Justice may pursue legal action. Any person who contravenes any of the provisions of the Act or of its regulations is guilty of an offence. If found guilty of an offence, the penalties are as follows: • A person found guilty of an indictable offence is liable to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or to both; Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Food and Drugs Act • Under the Controlled Drugs and Targeted Substances Act, a person found guilty on summary conviction is liable to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both; • Under the Food and Drugs Act, a person found guilty on summary conviction for a first offence is liable to a fine not exceeding $500 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or both and for a subsequent offence a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or both. Legislative Overview • Mandatory Reporting   11 Health of Animals Act