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Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act
Loi sur la réglementation des médicaments et des pharmacies

R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 545

CHILD RESISTANT PACKAGES

Note: This Regulation was revoked on March 14, 2011. See: O. Reg. 58/11, ss. 61, 62.

Last amendment: O. Reg. 58/11.

This Regulation is made in English only.

1. In this Regulation,

“child resistant package” means a container or a package that meets the standards for child resistant packages approved by the Minister. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 545, s. 1.

2. The Canadian Standards Association is designated as an organization to test, certify and designate containers that meet standards for child resistant packages. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 545, s. 2.

3. Every person who fills a prescription shall dispense the drug in a child resistant package that is certified and designated by the Canadian Standards Association. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 545, s. 3.

4. Section 3 does not apply where,

(a) the prescriber or the person who presents the prescription to be filled directs otherwise;

(b) in the professional judgement of the pharmaceutical chemist in the particular circumstances or the particular situation it is advisable not to use a child resistant package;

(c) a child resistant package is not suitable because of the physical form of the drug; or

(d) the person who fills the prescription is unable to obtain a child resistant package because supplies of such packages are unavailable on the market. R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 545, s. 4.