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Volume 65, No. 7
98/2022
The British Columbia Gazette, Part II
April 12, 2022

B.C. Reg. 98/2022, deposited April 11, 2022, under the LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT [section 11]. Order in Council 210/2022, approved and ordered April 11, 2022.

On the recommendation of the undersigned, the Lieutenant Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, orders that the Liquor Control and Licensing Regulation, B.C. Reg. 241/2016, is amended as set out in the attached Schedule.

— M. FARNWORTH, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General and Deputy Premier; J. OSBORNE, Presiding Member of the Executive Council.

Schedule

1 The Liquor Control and Licensing Regulation, B.C. Reg. 241/2016, is amended by adding the following section:

Managed alcohol programs

192.1 (1) In this section:

"health authority" means

(a) a regional health board designated under section 4 of the Health Authorities Act,

(b) the First Nations Health Authority, or

(c) the Provincial Health Services Authority;

"managed alcohol program" means a program for dispensing doses of liquor to individuals who experience harms related to their consumption of alcohol.

(2) A health authority may, without a licence or permit, purchase liquor for use in a managed alcohol program.

(3) A person who administers a managed alcohol program may, without a licence or permit, serve and sell liquor in a public or private place to individuals participating in the program if the program is approved by a health authority.

(4) Subject to subsection (5), a person who is authorized to serve and sell liquor under subsection (3) may

(a) deliver the liquor in unopened containers to individuals participating in a managed alcohol program, and

(b) enclose the liquor in containers and deliver the liquor to individuals participating in a managed alcohol program.

(5) A person may deliver containers of liquor under subsection (4) only to

(a) a place referred to in section 73 (1) (a), (b) or (f) of the Act, or

(b) a dwelling place of an individual participating in a managed alcohol program, including a shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness.

(6) An individual participating in a managed alcohol program may, without a licence or permit,

(a) purchase liquor from a person who is authorized to sell liquor under subsection (3), and

(b) for the purposes of section 73 (1) (d) of the Act, consume doses of liquor, or possess liquor in an open container, in a place where the doses are served, sold or delivered under this section.

(7) A person may, without a licence or permit, manufacture beer or wine for the purposes of a managed alcohol program if

(a) the program is approved by a health authority,

(b) the person’s manufacture of the beer or wine is not in contravention of the Excise Act (Canada) or the Excise Act, 2001 (Canada), and

(c) the beer or wine that is manufactured is

(i) consumed by individuals participating in the program, or

(ii) disposed of as waste.


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