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Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008
Current version for 1 July 2017 to date (accessed 21 September 2017 at 13:22)
Part 3 Division 3 Clause 33
33   Prescriptions may be issued only for certain purposes
(1)  A medical practitioner must not issue a prescription for a restricted substance otherwise than for medical treatment.
(2)  A nurse practitioner must not issue a prescription for a restricted substance otherwise than in the course of practising as a nurse practitioner.
(3)  A midwife practitioner must not issue a prescription for a restricted substance otherwise than in the course of practising as a midwife practitioner.
(4)  A dentist must not issue a prescription for a restricted substance otherwise than for dental treatment, and must endorse any such prescription with the words “FOR DENTAL TREATMENT ONLY”.
(5)  An optometrist must not issue a prescription for a restricted substance otherwise than in the course of practising as an optometrist, and must endorse any such prescription with the words “FOR OPTOMETRICAL TREATMENT ONLY”.
(6)  A veterinary practitioner must not issue a prescription for a restricted substance otherwise than for veterinary treatment, and must endorse any such prescription with the words “FOR ANIMAL TREATMENT ONLY”.
(7)  A podiatrist must not issue a prescription for a restricted substance otherwise than in the course of practising as a podiatrist, and must endorse any such prescription with the words “FOR PODIATRY TREATMENT ONLY”.
Maximum penalty: 15 penalty units.