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Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008
Current version for 1 July 2017 to date (accessed 22 September 2017 at 18:00)
39   Prescriptions may be filled only if in proper form
(1)  A pharmacist must not supply a restricted substance on prescription unless the prescription is in the form required by Division 3.
(2)  This clause does not prevent a pharmacist from supplying a restricted substance on a prescription that otherwise complies with clause 35 (1) merely because:
(a)  the prescription fails to specify the maximum number of times the substance may be supplied, or
(b)  in the case of a prescription for a special restricted substance, the prescription fails to specify the intervals at which the substance may be supplied, or
(c)  the address shown on the prescription indicates that it has been issued by a veterinary practitioner from some other State or a Territory.
(2A)  This clause does not prevent a pharmacist from supplying a substance on a medication chart prescription that otherwise complies with clause 35 (1A) merely because the prescription fails to specify the maximum number of times that the substance may be supplied.
(3)  A pharmacist must not supply a restricted substance on a prescription referred to in subclause (2) (a) or (b) if it appears to the pharmacist that the substance has previously been supplied on the prescription, regardless of how many times the prescription purports to authorise the supply of the substance.
(4)  The Director-General may, by order in writing, exempt any person or restricted substance, or any class of persons or restricted substances, from any or all of the requirements of this clause.
(5)  Such an exemption may be given unconditionally or subject to conditions.
Maximum penalty: 15 penalty units.