P-10, r. 18.1 - Regulation respecting prescriptions by a pharmacist

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chapter P-10, r. 18.1
Regulation respecting prescriptions by a pharmacist
Pharmacy Act
(chapter P-10, s.10, 1st par., subpar. g).
Professional Code
(chapter C-26, s. 95).
June 20 2015
1. A pharmacist who writes a prescription must include in it
(1)  the pharmacist’s name in block letters, address, telephone number, membership number and signature;
(2)  the patient’s name, date of birth and sex and, where applicable, the unique identification number assigned to the patient by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec;
(3)  the date on which the prescription was written;
(4)  in the case of medication,
(a)  the full name of the medication in block letters where it is similar to the name of another medication and may lead to confusion;
(b)  the dose, including the pharmaceutical form, the concentration, where applicable, and the dosage;
(c)  the administration route;
(d)  the length of the treatment or quantity prescribed;
(e)  the number of authorized renewals or a note that no renewal is authorized;
(f)  the patient’s body mass, where applicable;
(g)  the name of the medication that the patient must cease to take; and
(h)  the reason for the prescription;
(5)  in the case of a laboratory analysis, its nature and the clinical information necessary for its carrying out; and
(6)  the period of validity of the prescription, when justified by a patient’s condition.
In the case of an extension or adjustment of a prescription, the pharmacist must also indicate on the prescription any prohibition appearing on the initial prescription.
Entries such as “known use” or “as prescribed” or other entries to the same effect do not meet the requirements of subparagraphs 4 and 5 of the first paragraph.
O.C. 602-2013, s. 1.
2. Where a patient identified in the prescription has been admitted to or is sheltered in an institution within the meaning of the Act respecting health services and social services (chapter S-4.2) or the Act respecting health services and social services for Cree Native persons (chapter S-5), a pharmacist may issue a prescription on which the following do not appear:
(1)  the pharmacist’s telephone number;
(2)  the pharmacist’s name in block letters;
(3)  the length of treatment or quantity prescribed;
(4)  the period of validity of the prescription;
(5)  the number of renewals.
O.C. 602-2013, s. 2.
3. A pharmacist must write the prescription legibly. The pharmacist must cross out with an oblique line the unused portion of the prescription slip.
O.C. 602-2013, s. 3.
4. A pharmacist who orders a prescription verbally must mention
(1)  the pharmacist’s name, address, telephone number and membership number; and
(2)  the information referred to in subparagraphs 2 to 6 of the first paragraph and the second paragraph of section 1.
The prescription must then be entered in the patient’s record.
O.C. 602-2013, s. 4.
5. The prescription may not include the name of an enterprise with which the pharmacist is affiliated, namely a chain or banner, or the name of an enterprise that offers laboratory analysis services, or a brand or logo allowing such enterprises to be identified.
O.C. 602-2013, s. 5.
6. (Omitted).
O.C. 602-2013, s. 6; S.Q. 2015, c. 8, s. 205.
O.C. 602-2013, 2013 G.O. 2, 1509
S.Q. 2015, c. 8, s. 205