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March 21, 2013

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Amendments to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act allow Midwives, Nurse Practitioners and Podiatrists/Chiropodists to Prescribe Controlled Drugs within their Scope of Practice

Jesstina McFadden

On November 1, 2012, the federal government enacted the New Classes of Practitioners Regulations (“NCPR”) under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (“CDSA”). The CDSA authorizes medical doctors, dentists and veterinarians to prescribe, administer and possess narcotics and other controlled...


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