Ontario’s Narcotics Strategy
List Of Approved Forms Of Identification
- Ontarians must provide personal ID to their doctor, dentist, and in certain cases the pharmacist, in order to receive prescription narcotics and controlled substance medications.
- Ontarians are also be required to present ID if they have been authorized to pick up prescription narcotics or other monitored medication for someone else.
The information on your ID will be recorded and monitored to help to ensure proper prescribing and dispensing practices are being followed.
Below is a list of forms of identification that a person can present to a prescriber or dispenser:
- Ontario Health Card or other health card issued by a Province or Territory in Canada
- Valid Driver’s Licence or Temporary Driver’s Licence (issued by Ontario or other jurisdiction)
- Ontario Photo Card
- Birth Certificate from a Canadian province or territory
- Government-issued Employee Identification Card
- Ontario Outdoors Card
- BYID (age of majority card)
- Certificate of Indian Status
- Valid Passport – Canadian or other country
- Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
- Canadian Immigration Identification Card
- Permanent Resident Card
- Old Age Security Identification Card
- Canadian Armed Forces Identification Card
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police/Provincial/Municipal Police Identification
- Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence
Note: The list provided here may change and will be updated from time to time.
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