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Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008
Current version for 1 July 2017 to date (accessed 21 September 2017 at 13:32)
Part 3 Division 2
Division 2 Storage
29   Storage generally
A dealer who has possession of any restricted substance must keep the substance:
(a)  in a room or enclosure to which the public does not have access, and
(b)  apart from food intended for consumption by humans or animals, and
(c)  in such a way that, if its container breaks or leaks, the substance cannot mix with or contaminate any food intended for consumption by humans or animals.
Maximum penalty: 15 penalty units.
30   Storage of prescribed restricted substances in hospital wards
(1)  Prescribed restricted substances that are kept in a hospital ward must be stored apart from all other goods (other than drugs of addiction) in a separate room, safe, cupboard or other receptacle securely attached to a part of the premises and kept securely locked when not in immediate use.
(2)  This clause does not apply to the storage of prescribed restricted substances on an emergency trolley, anaesthetic trolley or operating theatre trolley.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
31   Responsibility for storage in hospitals
(1)  The chief pharmacist of a hospital is responsible for the storage of all restricted substances at the hospital other than those that have been supplied to a ward.
(2)  In the case of a hospital for which there is no pharmacist, the responsibilities of a chief pharmacist under this clause are instead the responsibilities of:
(a)  the director of nursing of the hospital, or
(b)  the medical superintendent of the hospital,
as the chief executive officer of the hospital may determine.
(3)  The nurse or midwife in charge of a hospital ward is responsible for the storage of all restricted substances in the ward.