Regulation - Minister

Ontario Safeguarding Drug Supply for Hospital Patients

Regulation Number(s):
Regulation 965
Instrument Type:
Regulation - Minister
Bill or Act:
Public Hospitals Act, 1990
Summary of Decision:
Made: May 13, 2013
Approved: May 14, 2013
Filed: May 15, 2013
Published on e-Laws: May 15, 2013
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: June 1, 2013
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
No new administrative cost for business.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
April 19, 2013
Summary of Proposal:
Ontario is taking action to safeguard care for hospital patients and improve the oversight of the drug compounding supply, including chemotherapy drugs.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (the ministry) is proposing a new regulation under the Public Hospitals Act, 1990 to ensure that hospitals only purchase drugs from accredited or licensed suppliers.

The ministry is also working with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (the college) to give the college the power to inspect premises where pharmacists and pharmacy technicians practice, such as those where drugs are prepared.

A draft of a proposed regulation under the Public Hospitals Act, 1990 is provided in PDF format below.
Contact Address:
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Health System Accountability and Performance Division
Implementation Branch
1075 Bay Street, 10th Floor
Toronto ON M5S 2B1
Effective Date:
September 12, 2013