TURMEL: Health Canada fixes 3rd tort: LPs can send back permit
JCT: Our Gold Stars 2014 had one tort about the fact that
the an LP could cancel your order for a business reason and
then could not send you back your permit. You have to go
back to the doctor to get a new one. We had complained
18) MMPR S.117(7), S.118 and ACMPR S.139(7) prohibit the
Licensed Producer from returning or transferring the medical
document back to the patient;
JCT: Judge Phelan said he'd fixed it. Har har har.
In my recent post: "Health Canada: Permits no longer expire
with slow renewals" I pointed out that Health Canada had not
only stopped back-dating permits but had also made it so
permits that were being renewed would not expire because
they were late in processing them.
The important part is:
the effective date on the registration document will be
the day it is issued, rather than the day the medical
document was signed by the health care provider
registration will remain valid until a renewal decision
has been made, if Health Canada has received a renewal
application before your certificate expires
JCT: Both of those improvements are due to our complaints
and the pressure Judge Brown put on Health Canada. But that
page also included the other improvement under the new
- the ability to request the return of of their medical
document from a federally licensed seller
- the ability to request the transfer of their medical
document to a different federally licensed seller
JCT: Gee, I guess Judge Phelan hadn't fixed it but Health
Canada were smart enough to fix it before I filed another
kit to challenge it.
Still, it's nice to see three torts we complained about
fixed on one page.