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Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008
Current version for 1 July 2017 to date (accessed 21 September 2017 at 15:06)
40   Certain prescriptions not to be filled
(1)  A pharmacist must not supply a restricted substance on prescription:
(a)  if the prescription is marked “CANCELLED”, or
(b)  if the substance has already been supplied on the prescription the maximum number of times indicated by the prescription, or
(c)  if the interval of time that has elapsed since the substance was last supplied on the prescription is less than that indicated by the prescription as the minimum interval that must elapse between successive supplies of the substance, or
(d)  if the prescription is illegible or defaced, or
(e)  if the prescription appears to have been forged or fraudulently obtained, or
(f)  if the prescription appears to have been altered otherwise than by the authorised practitioner by whom it was issued, or
(g)  if the prescription is dated:
(i)  in the case of a medication chart prescription—more than 4 months before the date on which the supply is requested, or
(ii)  in the case of a prescription, other than a medication chart prescription, for a prescribed restricted substance—more than 6 months before the date on which the supply is requested, or
(iii)  in any other case—more than 12 months before the date on which the supply is requested, or
(h)  in the case of a medication chart prescription—where it appears to the pharmacist that a sufficient quantity of the substance has already been supplied to the resident for the period indicated on the prescription.
(2)  Immediately on being requested to supply a prescribed restricted substance in either of the circumstances referred to in subclause (1) (e) or (f), a pharmacist must retain the prescription and cause notice of the request to be given to a police officer.
Maximum penalty: 15 penalty units.