The offence of Double Doctoring is found in s. 4 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Essentially it is the offence of going to 2 doctors to fill the same prescription. In addition, there are many cases where the accused will forge false prescriptions on prescription pad paper that has been stolen from a doctor’s office. This offence carries serious consequences including a possibility of jail. Addiction is often a contributing factor and can be used in some cases as mitigating on sentence. Taking steps to deal with addiction problems is looked upon favourably by the courts.
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