150. The Minister shall draw up the list of the medications which may be used in an institution. The list shall be updated periodically after consultation with the Conseil du médicament established pursuant to section 53 of the Act respecting prescription drug insurance (chapter A-29.01). The Régie shall publish the list and each of its updatings. It comes into force on the date of publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec or on any later date fixed therein of a notice from the Minister stating that the list is drawn up or updated and that the list or updating has been published by the Régie.
An institution may furnish only the medications appearing on the list referred to in the first paragraph or the prostheses or apparatus referred to in section 3 of the Health Insurance Act (chapter A-29) or included in the insured services referred to in the Hospital Insurance Act (chapter A-28).
However, a hospital centre may supply medications not appearing on the list in the case of medications used for purposes exclusive to hospital centres, such as curariforms, general anesthetics, diagnostic agents, immunological products, radioactive substances and physiological solutions.
It may in addition supply medications other than those mentioned in the first paragraph, for purposes of clinical and fundamental research or particular medical necessity. In such case, the physician or dentist having used or prescribed such medications must so inform in writing the executive of the council of physicians, dentists and pharmacists, which must request the committee of pharmacology to give its opinion on the necessity of using such medications again in the same circumstances.
1971, c. 48, s. 108; 1974, c. 42, s. 57; 1977, c. 48, s. 36; 1981, c. 22, s. 95; 1984, c. 27, s. 99; 1984, c. 47, s. 208; 1992, c. 21, s. 375; 1996, c. 32, s. 110; 2002, c. 27, s. 41.