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Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008
18 Schedule 3 substances to be supplied personally by pharmacists
(1) A pharmacist must not supply a Schedule 3 substance to any person unless the pharmacist:(a) personally hands the substance to the person, and(b) gives the person an opportunity to seek advice as to the use of the substance, including advice that the person may require in respect of the dosage, frequency of administration and general toxicity of the substance.(2) This clause does not apply to the supply of any substance:(a) to an authorised practitioner, or(b) to any other person on the prescription of an authorised practitioner.(3) This clause does not apply to the supply of salbutamol or terbutaline in metered aerosols for first aid purposes to a person who holds a current emergency asthma management certificate issued by an organisation approved by the Director-General for the purposes of this subclause.(4) This clause does not apply to the supply to the director of nursing of a nursing home of any substance in the manufacturer’s original pack, in accordance with a written order signed by the director of nursing, if the Director-General has determined that the substance may be supplied for emergency use at the nursing home in accordance with the authorisation of a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, podiatrist, dentist or optometrist who prescribes substances to the nursing home’s residents.(5) This clause does not apply to the supply of adrenaline for anaphylaxis first aid purposes if:(a) the adrenaline is contained in single use automatic injectors that have been filled by the manufacturer and that deliver no more than 0.3 milligrams of adrenaline each, and(b) the supply is to a person who holds a current first aid certificate issued after completion of a first aid course approved by the WorkCover Authority as referred to in regulations made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000, and the person has received training on the symptoms and first aid management of anaphylaxis from:(i) a first aid training organisation approved by the WorkCover Authority, or(ii) any other organisation approved by the Director-General for the purposes of this paragraph.Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units.