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Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances Regulations

Version of section 1 from 2019-12-09 to 2024-06-19:

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.


Act means the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. (Loi)


adult means an individual of 18 years of age or older. (adulte)


advertisement, in respect of a targeted substance, includes any representation by any means for the purpose of promoting, directly or indirectly, the sale or other disposal of the targeted substance. (publicité)

common-law partner

common-law partner in relation to an individual, means a person who is cohabiting with the individual in a conjugal relationship, having so cohabited for a period of at least one year. (conjoint de fait)

competent authority

competent authority means a public authority of a foreign country that is authorized under the laws of the country to approve the importation or exportation of targeted substances into or from the country. (autorité compétente)


Department[Repealed, SOR/2019-170, s. 1]

designated criminal offence

designated criminal offence means

  • (a) an offence involving the financing of terrorism against any of sections 83.02 to 83.04 of the Criminal Code;

  • (b) an offence involving fraud against any of sections 380 to 382 of the Criminal Code;

  • (c) the offence of laundering proceeds of crime against section 462.31 of the Criminal Code;

  • (d) an offence involving a criminal organization against any of sections 467.11 to 467.13 of the Criminal Code; or

  • (e) a conspiracy or an attempt to commit, being an accessory after the fact in relation to, or any counselling in relation to, an offence referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (d). (infraction désignée en matière criminelle)

designated drug offence

designated drug offence[Repealed, SOR/2019-170, s. 1]


destroy, in respect of a targeted substance, means to alter or denature it to such an extent that its consumption is rendered impossible or improbable. (destruction)

emergency medical service vehicle

emergency medical service vehicle means any conveyance authorized under the laws of a province to transport individuals to hospitals and on which emergency medical services are provided. (véhicule de service médical d’urgence)

export permit

export permit[Repealed, SOR/2019-170, s. 1]


hospital means a facility that

  • (a) is licensed, approved or designated as a hospital by a province under the laws of the province to provide health care or treatment to persons or animals; or

  • (b) is owned or operated by the government of Canada or of a province and that provides health services. (hôpital)

import permit

import permit[Repealed, SOR/2019-170, s. 1]

international obligation

international obligation means an obligation relative to a targeted substance set out in a convention, treaty or other multilateral or bilateral instrument that Canada has ratified or to which Canada adheres. (obligation internationale)

licensed dealer

licensed dealer means the holder of a licence issued under section 17.1. (distributeur autorisé)


midwife has the same meaning as in section 1 of the New Classes of Practitioners Regulations. (sage-femme)

nurse practitioner

nurse practitioner has the same meaning as in section 1 of the New Classes of Practitioners Regulations. (infirmier praticien)


package[Repealed, SOR/2019-170, s. 1]


pharmacist means a person who is entitled under the laws of a province to practise pharmacy and is practising pharmacy in that province. (pharmacien)


podiatrist has the same meaning as in section 1 of the New Classes of Practitioners Regulations. (podiatre)


prescription means an authorization given by a practitioner that a stated amount of a targeted substance be dispensed for the person named in it or the animal identified in it. (ordonnance)

qualified person in charge

qualified person in charge means the individual designated under subsection 15(1). (responsable qualifié)

Security Directive

Security Directive means the Directive on Physical Security Requirements for Controlled Substances and Drugs Containing Cannabis, as amended from time to time and published by the Government of Canada on its website. (Directive en matière de sécurité)

senior person in charge

senior person in charge means the individual designated under section 14. (responsable principal)

specified name

specified name means, in respect of a controlled substance included in Schedule 1,

  • (a) the name specified in column 1 of an item of Schedule 2, but, if only the chemical name is specified, means the chemical name specified in column 2 of that item; or

  • (b) if the controlled substance is not specified in Schedule 2, its chemical name and, if available, its common name. (nom spécifié)

targeted substance

targeted substance means

  • (a) a controlled substance set out in Schedule 1; or

  • (b) in respect of a midwife, nurse practitioner or podiatrist, a controlled substance set out in Schedule 1 that the midwife, nurse practitioner or podiatrist may prescribe, possess or conduct an activity with, in accordance with section 3 of the New Classes of Practitioners Regulations. (substance ciblée)

test kit

test kit means a kit

  • (a) that contains a targeted substance and a reagent system or buffering agent;

  • (b) that is used during the course of a chemical or analytical procedure to test for the presence or quantity of a targeted substance for a medical, laboratory, industrial, educational, law administration or enforcement, or research purpose; and

  • (c) the contents of which are not intended or likely to be consumed by, or administered to, a person or an animal. (nécessaire d’essai)


transhipment[Repealed, SOR/2019-170, s. 1]

  • SOR/2003-38, s. 2
  • SOR/2010-223, s. 1
  • SOR/2012-230, s. 25
  • SOR/2018-147, s. 30
  • SOR/2019-170, s. 1

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