Pill press policies

Get more clarity about the Pill Press and Related Equipment Control Act and Pill Press Online Registry by reading the policies and guidelines.

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Policy Manual

This Policy Manual outlines the policies related to the Pill Press program under the Act.  These policies were developed to coincide with the Act coming into force on January 15, 2019. The policies are compiled for use by Security Programs Division (SPD) staff but may also be used as a reference document by the public. Although the policies refer throughout to the Act and Regulation, they do not duplicate the provisions of the legislation. This means that anyone who wishes to refer to  these policies should also review applicable provisions of the Act and Regulation, as well as the information contained on the public website located at: www.gov.bc.ca/pill-press for a comprehensive understanding of the Pill Press program. If there is a conflict between the policies and the legislation, the Act and Regulation prevail.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Guidelines, Role of Registrar

2. Authentication Process for Businesses

3. Pill Press Online Registry

4. Authorized Owner Category

5. Waiver Owner Category

6. Registered Seller

7. Controlled Equipment Notification

8. Reporting & Recording Requirements

9. Reconsiderations & Complaints