If the prescriber is authorized to write the prescription in their province of employment, then you may fill it. Which medications various health professionals are permitted to prescribe varies by province. To confirm prescription validity, check with the prescriber’s college in their province of employment.
British Columbia no longer requires the return of prescriptions on triplicate forms.
Saskatchewan has changed its triplicate program to no longer include specially printed triplicate prescription forms. Send photocopies of triplicate prescriptions from Saskatchewan physicians to:
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan
500-321A-21st St. East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0C1
Enter the date that the triplicate was received at the pharmacy, and write "deferred" on the prescription.
Note: A triplicate prescription must be logged or filled by a pharmacist within 72 hours of being written. Send the triplicate prescription form to the College of Physicians & Surgeons after it has been logged.
Yes. In addition to the standard list of triplicate medications, veterinarians must also provide a triplicate for the following medications:
- All barbiturate preparations
- All codeine-containing preparations
- Benzodiazepines and all other targeted substances listed in Regulation under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
- Anabolic steroids
ABVMA policy requires that there will be no dispensing of the following products from a veterinary clinic, even if prescribed on a TPP form:
- Euthanasia solutions
- Sodium pentobarbital
- General anaesthetics (e.g., propofol, halothane, isoflurane)
- Alpha -2 - agonists
Veterinarians do not require a methadone exemption to prescribe buprenorphine.