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If a prescription is forged or stolen, can the police be notified and/or the prescription handed over to the police?

Posted June 4, 2020

Yes. According to the Office of the Information Privacy Commissioner, the pharmacist is not providing a “health service,” and a forged or stolen prescription does not contain “health information.” Fraudulent alteration of a prescription in any material respect means that this form is no longer “health information” and can be disclosed to the police.