Controlled Acts > Prescribing, dispensing, selling or compounding a drug


Professions Authorized to Perform this Controlled Act
Controlled Act as stated in RHPA: Prescribing, dispensing, selling or compounding a drug as defined in the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act, or supervising the part of a pharmacy where such drugs are kept.
PROFESSION AUTHORIZATION TO PERFORM ACT
Acupuncturists
Audiologists
Chiropodists Partial
Chiropractors
Dental Hygienists
Dental Technologists
Dentists Complete
Denturists
Dietitians
Homeopaths(Homeopathy Act not yet proclaimed)
Kinesiologists
Massage Therapists
Medical Laboratory Technologists
Medical Radiation Technologists
Midwives Partial
Naturopaths(Naturopathy Act not yet proclaimed)
Nurses(Complete (Nurse Practitioners)/Partial (RNs/RPNs)) Complete for Nurse Practitioners but is partial for all other nurses.  RNs/RPNs have access to dispensing but not prescribing, compounding or selling
Occupational Therapists
Opticians
Optometrists Partial (Authority to prescribe drugs do so in accordance with The Designated Drugs and Standards of Practice Regulation, O. Reg. 112/11 (Optometry Act, 1991); included in the schedule are topical anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, mydriatic, and antiglaucoma agents, as well as oral anti-infective agents for the treatment of corneal or eyelid infections)
Pharmacists Partial [Complete for dispensing, selling, compounding; Prescribe specified drug products for the purpose of smoking cessation; Renew and adapt (alter dose, dosage form, regimen, or route of administration) prescriptions]

 

 

Pharmacy Technicians Partial (Partial authority to perform the controlled act of dispensing, selling or compounding a drug; their focus is on the technical aspects of dispensing, selling and compounding)
Physicians and Surgeons Complete
Physiotherapists
Podiatrists Partial
Psychologists
Psychotherapists(Psychotherapy Act not yet proclaimed)
Respiratory Therapists
Speech-Language Pathologists
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturists