Poisons (Interim Authorisation) Order 2024

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Poisons (Interim Authorisation) Order 2024

I make the following order under section 25D of the Poisons Act 1971 .

28 May 2024


Minister for Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing

1.   Short title

This order may be cited as the Poisons (Interim Authorisation) Order 2024 .

2.   Commencement

This order takes effect on 6 June 2024.

3.   Interpretation

In this order –
Act means the Poisons Act 1971 .

4.   Declaration of authorised health professionals and authorised body

(1)  For the purposes of the Act, pharmacists are declared to be a class of health professionals who are authorised health professionals.
(2)  The department responsible for the administration of the Act is declared to be the authorised body in respect of authorised health professionals who are pharmacists.

5.   Authorisation in relation to pharmacists

A pharmacist, in the lawful practice of the pharmacist’s profession, is authorised to possess, sell, supply or prescribe a scheduled substance, subject to the following conditions:
(a) that the possession, sale, supply or prescription of the scheduled substance is in accordance with section 25C(2) of the Act;
(b) that the scheduled substance is only prescribed in accordance with –
(i) a treatment plan, in respect of a specific patient, that is produced by a medical practitioner; or
(ii) a protocol, in relation to the prescription of that substance by a pharmacist, published by the department responsible for the administration of the Act.

6.   Expiry of order

In accordance with section 25D(2) of the Act, this order is revoked at the end of the period of 6 months commencing on the day on which it takes effect.

Displayed and numbered in accordance with the Rules Publication Act 1953.

Notified in the Gazette on 5 June 2024

This order is administered in the Department of Health.