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Contents (2008 - 392)
Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008
Current version for 1 July 2017 to date (accessed 23 November 2017 at 16:28)
45   Emergency supply by pharmacists otherwise than on direction of health practitioner
(1)  A pharmacist may supply a person with a restricted substance (other than a prescribed restricted substance) if the pharmacist is satisfied:
(a)  that the person is undergoing treatment essential to the person’s well-being, and
(b)  that the substance has previously been prescribed for the treatment, and
(c)  that the person is in immediate need of the substance for continuation of the treatment, and
(d)  that, in the circumstances, it is not practicable for the person to obtain a prescription for the substance from an authorised practitioner.
(2)  A restricted substance may not be supplied to any person under this clause unless:
(a)  the quantity supplied is no more than that required for 3 days’ treatment, or
(b)  in the case of a liquid, aerosol, cream, ointment or anovulant tablet that is contained in a standard pack, the standard pack is the smallest standard pack in which that kind of liquid, aerosol, cream, ointment or anovulant tablet is generally available.
Maximum penalty: 15 penalty units.