NEW PRODUCTS: The specific parts of the regulation update relating to labelling are subject to a three (3) year transition period, after which all new products must comply (June 21, 2025).
EXISTING PRODUCTS: Implementation of labelling regulation changes for existing products need to take place on a schedule that will ensure full compliance with to the level of retail within the next six (6) years. All existing products must comply (to the level of retail) by June 21, 2028.
The Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement (RIAS) suggests that Health Canada will be coordinating monograph updates with these new labelling requirements and simplifying warnings and precautions as part of the monograph review. The expected completion of all monographs is within the next three (3) years.
Note: Although the amended Regulations were posted in the Canada Gazette II on July 6, 2022, the Coming into Force date is based on the Registration date of June 21, 2022.