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The Narcotics Safety and Awareness Act, 2010

The Narcotics Safety and Awareness Act, 2010 (“Act”) seeks to improve the health and safety of Ontarians by promoting appropriate prescribing and dispensing practices for narcotics and other controlled substances, identifying and reducing the abuse, misuse and diversion of these drugs and reducing the risk of addiction and death from the abuse or misuse of these drugs.   The Act will come into force on November 1, 2011.

The legislation:

*“Monitored drug” is defined to mean a controlled substance as defined under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (Canada), unless the controlled substance has been excluded by the regulations under the proposed Act and any other drug that is designated by the regulations.


Regulation under the Narcotics Safety and Awareness Act, 2010

Ontario Regulation 381/11 under the Narcotics Safety and Awareness Act, 2010 will come into force on November 1, 2011. The approved regulation:


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